Special Offers Recent Additions Sold Archive
  Top » Catalog » Portugal » PT168 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Categories
Afghanistan (8)
Albania, Kingdom (3)
Albania, Republic (15)
Argentina (7)
Armenia
Australia (1)
Australia-miniatures (8)
Austria, Empire (68)
Austria, Republic (7)
Austria-miniatures (2)
Bahrain
Bahrain-miniatures (3)
Belgium (234)
Belgium-miniatures (80)
Benin (Dahomey) (2)
Benin (Dahomey)-miniatures
Bolivia
Brazil (11)
Brazil-miniatures (1)
Brunei (2)
Bulgaria, Kingdom (47)
Bulgaria, Republic (14)
Bulgaria-miniatures (9)
Burkina Faso
Burundi (1)
Cambodia (4)
Cameroon
Canada (17)
Canada-miniatures (5)
Central African Republic (2)
Chad
Chile (6)
Chile-miniatures (5)
China
China (Taiwan) (1)
Colombia (2)
Colombia-miniatures (8)
Comoros (3)
Comoros-miniatures (2)
Congo (Zaire)
Congo (Zaire)-miniatures (1)
Congo-Brazzaville (1)
Croatia (1)
Cuba (1)
Cuba-miniatures (3)
Czech (33)
Czech-miniatures
Denmark (11)
Djibouti
Djibouti-miniatures
Dominican Republic (4)
Ecuador-miniatures (1)
Egypt (2)
Egypt-miniatures (1)
Estonia (5)
Ethiopia (27)
European Union
European Union-miniatures
Fiji (1)
Finland (38)
France, Civil (45)
France, Colonies (12)
France, Commemorative (18)
France, Life Saving
France, Military (192)
France, Orders (22)
France, Red Cross (10)
France, Resistance (8)
France, Societies (16)
France, Veterans (45)
France-miniatures (110)
Gabon (3)
Germany, Anhalt (4)
Germany, Baden (13)
Germany, Bavaria (31)
Germany, BRD (10)
Germany, Bremen
Germany, Brunswick (6)
Germany, DDR (14)
Germany, Empire (37)
Germany, Hamburg (5)
Germany, Hanover (3)
Germany, Hesse Darmstadt (11)
Germany, Hesse-Kassel (2)
Germany, Lippe-Detmold (6)
Germany, Lubeck
Germany, Mecklenburg Sch. (6)
Germany, Mecklenburg Str.
Germany, Nassau
Germany, Oldenburg (9)
Germany, Prussia (149)
Germany, Reuss (4)
Germany, Saxe-Altenburg (5)
Germany, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1)
Germany, Saxe-Meiningen (2)
Germany, Saxe-Weimar-E. (5)
Germany, Saxon Duchies (1)
Germany, Saxony Kingdom (19)
Germany, Schaumburg-Lippe (2)
Germany, Schleswig-H. (4)
Germany, Schwarzburg (10)
Germany, Third Reich (3)
Germany, Waldeck-Pyrmont (1)
Germany, Weimar Republic (6)
Germany, Wurttemberg (12)
Germany-miniatures (65)
Great Britain, Campaigns (65)
Great Britain, Commemorative (57)
Great Britain, Decorations (10)
Great Britain, Orders (8)
Great Britain, Red Cross (17)
Great Britain, Service (73)
Great Britain, World War I (108)
Great Britain, World War II (60)
Great Britain-miniatures (265)
Greece (78)
Greece-miniatures (1)
Guatemala (1)
Guatemala-miniatures
Guyana
Guyana-miniatures (11)
Haiti (1)
Haiti-miniatures (2)
Honduras (1)
Honduras-miniatures (1)
Hungary (26)
Hungary-miniatures
Iceland (1)
India (13)
India-miniatures (7)
Indonesia (1)
International (18)
International-miniatures (15)
Iran (Persia) (5)
Iran (Persia)-miniatures (1)
Iraq
Ireland (7)
Italy (92)
Italy-miniatures (70)
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan & Associated States (108)
Japan-miniatures
Jordan (3)
Jordan-miniatures (1)
Kenya (1)
Kenya-miniatures (13)
Kuwait (1)
Kuwait-miniatures (10)
Laos
Latvia (7)
Latvia-miniatures
Lebanon (3)
Lebanon-miniatures
Lesotho (1)
Liberia (1)
Libya-miniatures (1)
Liechtenstein (3)
Lithuania (1)
Luxembourg (7)
Luxembourg-miniatures (3)
Madagascar (5)
Malawi (1)
Malawi-miniatures (4)
Malaysia
Malaysia-miniatures
Malta (St John) (4)
Malta (St John)-miniatures (11)
Mauritania
Mexico (7)
Mexico-miniatures (2)
Monaco (1)
Monaco-miniatures
Mongolia (3)
Montenegro (12)
Morocco (5)
Morocco-miniatures (1)
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia-miniatures (5)
NATO (1)
NATO-miniatures (2)
Nepal (85)
Netherlands (35)
Netherlands-miniatures (1)
New Zealand
New Zealand-miniatures (1)
Niger
Nigeria (2)
North Korea (35)
Norway (5)
Oman (30)
Oman-miniatures (19)
Pakistan (11)
Pakistan-miniatures (1)
Panama (1)
Panama-miniatures (3)
Papua New Guinea (1)
Paraguay (1)
Paraguay-miniatures (2)
Peru (5)
Peru-miniatures (4)
Philippines (11)
Poland (46)
Portugal (16)
Portugal-miniatures (18)
Qatar
Ribbons-> (405)
Romania, Kingdom (54)
Romania, Republic (29)
Romania-miniatures (1)
Russia, Empire (8)
Russia, Soviet (44)
Russia-miniatures
Rwanda
San Marino (3)
Sarawak
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia-miniatures (2)
Senegal
Serbia (35)
Serbia-miniatures
Sierra Leone (1)
Sierra Leone-miniatures (1)
Singapore (1)
Slovakia (2)
Solomon Islands
Somalia (1)
South Africa (20)
South Africa-miniatures (5)
South Korea (1)
Spain (79)
Spain-miniatures (2)
St. Kitts & Nevis
Sudan
Sudan-miniatures (4)
Swaziland-miniatures (1)
Sweden (17)
Sweden-miniatures (2)
Switzerland (102)
Syria (5)
Tanzania (3)
Thailand (19)
Togo (1)
Tunisia (5)
Tunisia-miniatures (4)
Turkey (13)
Turkey-miniatures
U.S.A. (110)
U.S.A.-miniatures (129)
Uganda
Uganda-miniatures (8)
Ukraine (1)
United Arab Emirates (1)
United Arab Emirates-miniatures (2)
United Nations (6)
United Nations-miniatures (4)
Upper Volta
Uruguay
Uruguay-miniatures
Vatican (12)
Vatican-miniatures (8)
Venezuela (5)
Venezuela-miniatures (3)
Victory Medals (85)
Victory Medals-miniatures (21)
Vietnam
Vietnam-miniatures (2)
Yemen
Yugoslavia, Kingdom (18)
Yugoslavia, Republic (19)
Zambia-miniatures (3)
Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) (1)
Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)-miniatures (14)
Powered by RBS WorldPay
Military Order of Christ, knight (Ordem Militar de Cristo, cavaleiro), Royal issue before 1910
[PT168]
Quantity Available: 1
435

Silver-gilt and white enamel Maltese cross with ball-tipped finials, with laurel wreath between the arms, on royal crown swivel suspension; the face with a circular centrally imposed white enamel medallion bearing a red enamel cross potent formy with inset gilt-edged white enamel Latin cross within a ring decorated with gilt five-pointed stars, with gilt-edged oval white enamel medallions between the arms bearing the five escutcheons of Portugal in gilt, the arms with blue enamel panels; the reverse with a circular centrally imposed gilt-edged white enamel medallion bearing a gilt-edged red enamel cross potent formy with inset gilt-edged white enamel Latin cross within a ring decorated with gilt five-pointed stars, with gilt-edged blue enamel medallions between the arms bearing the five escutcheons of Portugal, the arms with gilt stippled panels with beaded borders; slight loss of white enamel from the right-hand side of the central ring of the reverse and from the tips of the upper left arm of the face and the lower right arm of the reverse; on replaced correct ribbon. The Order of Christ is one of the oldest orders still extant, having been instituted in 1318 by King Denis as the successor in Portugal to the Knights Templar who had been forcibly disbanded in 1312. In 1323 King Denis was successful in persuading Pope John XXII to recognise the order and grant it the property of the Knights Templar in Portugal. In 1789 the Order ceased to be religious and became secular. Following the Civil War in 1834 the order lost its assets and its privileges and became an order of merit. It was suppressed in 1910 after the fall of the monarchy but reinstated in 1918, survives and continues to be awarded to both military and civilians for outstanding public service. This example is from the Royal period and thus dates from before 15 October 1910. A comparatively rare and very attractive historic order.

 
     

Site by CGG