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A Miniature Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick

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A Miniature Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick

A Miniature Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick; Silver with multiple glass stones in the star-shaped base, enamelled centrepiece with the order's insignia in the centre, surrounded by the inscription "QUIS SEPARABIT" AND "MDCCLXXXIII" (1783), marked "SILVER" on the reverse, 31.5 mm x 31.5 mm, horizontal pinback, slight chipping of the blue enamels on the outer part of the centrepiece, near extremely fine.  Footnote: The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is a dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland. The Order was created in 1783 by George III at the request of the then Lord-Lieutenant, Lord Buckingham. The regular creation of knights of Saint Patrick lasted until 1921, when most of Ireland became independent as the Irish Free State. While the Order technically still exists, no knight of St Patrick has been created since 1936, and the last surviving knight, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, died in 1974. The Queen, however, remains the Sovereign of the Order, and one officer, the Ulster King of Arms (now combined with Norroy King of Arms), also survives. St Patrick is patron of the order; its motto is "Quis separabit?" is Latin for "Who will separate us?", an allusion to the Vulgate translation of Romans 8:35, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" (C:14)
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