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eMedals-Portugal, Kingdom. A Military Order of St. Benedict of Avis, Special Model Knight

Item: EU16888

Portugal, Kingdom. A Military Order of St. Benedict of Avis, Special Model Knight

Sale Date: September 30, 2019 Hammer Price

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Portugal, Kingdom. A Military Order of St. Benedict of Avis, Special Model Knight

(Ordem Militar de São Bento de Aviz). Instituted in 1162, revised in 1789. Type II (1844-1910). In silver gilt with green, white and blue enamels, measuring 37 mm (w) x 57 mm (h) inclusive of its crown and laterally-pierced ball suspension, chipping and crazing evident in the blue enamels on the obverse arms, chipping, crazing and repair present in the white enamels on the reverse arms, two of the ball finials bent back on the arms at 6 and 9 o'clock respectively, both centrepieces intact, original ribbon with traditional hanger, repair to integral suspension, fine.

 

Footnote: The Military Order of Aviz (Ordem Militar de Avis), previously to 1910 the Royal Military Order of Aviz (Ordem Real Militar de Avis), previously to 1789 Knights (of the Order) of Saint Benedict of Aviz (Ordem de São Bento de Aviz) or Friars of Santa Maria of Évora, is a Portuguese order of chivalry, founded in Portugal in 1146. It gave its name and coat of arms to the Aviz Dynasty that ruled Portugal between 1385 and 1580.

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