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Grand Order of the Amaranth, breast badge
[SE147]
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Grand Order of the Amaranth, breast badge
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Ball-tipped gilt metal Maltese cross with ball-tipped finials between the arms and with eyelet and loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the monogram ‘AV’ on a laterally-hatched ground for the heraldic colour azure (blue) within a ring inscribed ‘MEMORIA DULCIS (Sweet Memory), laurel sprays below; the reverse dated ‘D. 6 JANUARII / 1653. / D.24 JULII / 1760’; on original ribbon mounted for wear. The Order was founded by Queen Kristina in 1653 and is still recognised by the Swedish Court as a ‘social order’. It has no connection with Masonic ‘orders’ of the same name which sprang up in the U.S.A.. A very good example.

 
Grand Order of the Amaranth, breast badge
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Grand Order of the Amaranth, breast badge
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Grand Order of the Amaranth, breast badge
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