An Early Spanish Order of Saint Raymond of Penafort; Breast Star
An Early Spanish Order of Saint Raymond of Penafort; Breast Star - in silver gilt with fine detailing, and bright enamels with only a single flake to 3 o'clock arm, 75x78mm, overall an attractive star and extremely fine. Footnote: Foontote: In 1944, under the then Minister of Justice Eduardo Aunos, the Official State Gazette of February 7, 1944 published the Decree of January 23 of that year (feast of Saint Raymond of Penafort, patron of lawyers) creating the Cross of Saint Raymond of Penafort to reward merit in the field of Justice and distinguished civil deeds or important civil services in the field of Law, dedicating it to an outstanding Spaniard and chronicler. It was created in memory of the excellent virtues of a worthy Spanish Dominican, confessor to kings and popes, illustrious chronicler and enlightened observer of the vast panorama of Law and of Morals. It was his sense of the universal, his missionary zeal, his learned pen as a legislator and author of treatises which left a lasting imprint on the memories of the men and women who serve the Law.