Badge and plaque

Title:
Badge and plaque
Date: 
1833-1900
Medium: 
Steel, gold, enamel, silk; cardboard, leather, textile
Dimensions: 
Part (badge): 2 15/16 x 1 3/4 in. (7.5 x 4.4 cm) Part (breast star): 1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in. (3.3 x 3.2 cm) Case: 9 x 4 1/
Description: 
Gold and enamel badge of the Greek Order of the Redeemer with blue and white silk ribbon; crown from which hangs a white enamel cross encircled by a laurel wreath with a blue central medallion; obverse of badge contains an image of Christ on the central medallion holding up a raised finger, surrounded by a Greek inscription; reverse of badge bears a different Greek inscription. Eight-pointed cut steel breast star bears an image of Christ on the obverse.
Object Number: 
892
Gallery Label: 
The Greek Order of the Redeemer of Saviour (Basilikon tagma toi soteros) was established by King Otto I in 1833. Since 1863 the reverse has carried the inscription "Instituted in 1829 at Argos by the 4th Greek National Assembly." This order is awarded in five classes.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group