Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

eMedals-Spain, Fraco Period. A Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise in Gold and Diamonds, Grand Cross, c.1940

Item: EU17689

Spain, Fraco Period. A Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise in Gold and Diamonds, Grand Cross, c.1940



Optional Payments Available

Layaway PolicyItem is available for our layaway plan.

Installments to be paid every month.
Your CC will be charged automatic.
We don't save your CC details. You are secure.

* Final amount varies depending on shipping, tax & other charges.

Layaway Policy

eMedals INC. is pleased to offer flexible layaway services to all clients. Our layaway program offers the opportunity for clients to make payments on eligible items over a period of three (3) months.

A minimum deposit of 30% of the total price of your order including all applicable taxes and Buyer’s Premium, is due at the time of initial purchase. The total price of your order must be paid within three months from the date of original purchase.

You may make additional payments at any time by accessing the Layaway section in your account or by calling our office and submitting payment details.

Your contract will be automatically cancelled and ordered merchandise will be returned to inventory if full payment is not submitted by the three (3) month deadline.

Payment methods include; Cheque, Wire Transfer, Paypal, or Credit Card.

0% Buyer's Premium

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty percent (20%) of the Hammer Price

Spain, Fraco Period. A Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise in Gold and Diamonds, Grand Cross, c.1940

(Orden Civil de Alfonso X El Sabio). Established by General Francisco Franco on April 11, 1939. 1939-present issue. Of high quality manufacture, a rare and very impressive grand cross set of the Order constructed of Gold and real diamonds, the badge consisting of a finely enameled red four-armed cross with opened Fleur-de-lis ends in 18kt Gold, with obverse centre featuring a hand-made figure of Alfonso X the Wise in multi-colored enamels, superimposing on a nicely enameled blue background, surrounded by the inscription ALFONSO X EL SABIO REY DE CASTILLA Y LEON (Alfonso X the Wise, King of Castile and Leon), inscribed on an enameled white border, the reverse depicting typical of time period Spanish eagle in red, yellow, and blue enamels, along with the engraved Latin motto ALTIORA PETO (My Highest Objective), measuring 56.34 mm (w) x 60.98 mm (h - inclusive of the integral ring), weighing 33.9 grams, presenting light contact, on original sash ribbon with bow, great badge in near mint condition. Accompanied by a marvelous breast star, consisting of a red four-armed cross with Fleur-de-lis ends, the arms are composed by exquisitely faceted synthetic rubies, encrusted on a solid frame of 18kt Gold, the obverse featuring a detailed hand-made figure of Alphonso X the Wise in enamels, superimposing on a pleasant enameled blue background, bordered by an enameled white ring with the inscription ALFONSO X EL SABIO REY DE CASTILLA Y LEON in black lettering, as well as a ring composed of a row of fine karat real diamonds in small size, the reverse with typical ornamented pin assembly and dual stays, measuring 81.37 mm (w) x 81.37 mm (h), weighing 74.8 grams, an exquisite and extremely scarce piece in near mint condition.


Footnote: The Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise was established by Francisco Franco on April 11, 1939. It was founded to replace the Civil Order of Alfonso XII, which was abolished during the Second Spanish Republic. It is awarded to citizens, either Spanish or foreign, in recognition of meritorious service within the fields of education, science, culture, teaching, and researching. It is conferred upon women and men without differences between their awards.

Back To Top