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eMedals-Austria, Imperial. An Order of St.Stephen, Knight (Collectors Copy)

Item: M0333-38

Austria, Imperial. An Order of St.Stephen, Knight (Collectors Copy)

Sale Date: June 13, 2019 Hammer Price

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Austria, Imperial. An Order of St.Stephen, Knight (Collectors Copy)

(Königlich-ungarischer St. Stephens Orden). Instituted on 5 May 1764. Post-1945 Copy. A cross constructed of gilded silver, with green enamelled arms, the obverse centre with a central red enamelled medallion depicting the Hungarian Double-Cross on a golden crown placed at the top of three green enamelled hills, flanked by the letters M T for Maria Theresia, surrounded by a broad ring of white enamels inscribed PUBLICUM MERITORUM PRAEMIUM (Latin - Public Award for Merit), the reverse with a white enamelled central medallion, inscribed STO. ST. RI. AP. (Latin - To the Holy Apostolic King Stephan), surrounded by a green enameled ring in the shape of an oak wreath, the badge measuring 30.59 mm (w) x 56.60 (h - inclusive of crown), suspended from a broad loop connected to a hollow Hungarian crown, and a loop for suspension on a period original tri-fold ribbon for suspension, and in very fine condition.
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