The Order of the Redeemer

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A Grand Cross set of the 2nd type: sash badge, 87x57 mm, in GOLD with white enameled cross,
flanked by green enameled oak and laurel wreath between the arms; obverse centre medallion
in gold with portrait of Christ in finest enamel miniature painting; blue enameled outer circlet with
the Order’s motto; blue enameled reverse medallion, with white cross in the centre, surrounded by
Greek inscription in gold lettering; hinged suspension crown with enameled “jewels” and round
suspension ring; with original, full length sash ribbon; breast star, 91 mm, with diamond-cut and
pierced rays; centre medallion like that of the badge’s obverse, enriched with chiseled, gold, inner
and outer rings; smooth reverse with concave counter-medallion and maker’s escutcheon of Pomonis,
Athens; broad, tapering, vertical pin and two side-hooks; in the original, gold embossed, red case
of issue with black velvet, fitted inner compartment; the lid’s inner cushion, with maker’s mark of
Pomonis, Athens, printed in gold; together, the award document and related papers, to Charles
Jonnart, from April 1913.
A beautiful, excellently made set, dating from the late 19th Century, almost excellent condition.
Charles Jonnart (1857-1927) was France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1911 until the outbreak
of WW1 ; he was also involved in the politics of France in Algeria. I R!

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p. 152
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5000.00 EUR
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