Silver, partly enamelled, set with diamonds. Oak branches in gold, set with small emeralds and rubies. A stylised cipher FI. for Ferdinand I in the red enamelled medallion. The appliqué of the reverse medallion in the shape of a gold lion. Movable crown, covered with sheet gold on the back. Dimensions 95 x 53 mm. Weight 62.5 g. The white enamel slightly scratched. A small, superficial chip in the white enamel on the reverse medallion. In an old, but presumably not associated, leather-covered presentation case (probably Russian). Of extraordinary rarity, with original gemstones and of superb quality. The civilian order of merit was instituted by Prince Ferdinand I of Bulgaria on 2 August 1891 and only awarded with diamonds in very few cases.Condition:II Questions about the lot?
Day 1 of our live auction "International Orders and Military Collectibles" includes 1061 lots. The auction starts on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am with Orders and Decorations (lot no. 3851 - 3987) and continue afterwards with Military Collectibles (lot no. 3991 - 4916). The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).
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