Very Rare Original ROYAL and MILITARY ORDER of SAINT HERMENEGILDO. The order was instituted in 1815. Grand Cross Star, 1st Class.
Breast Star, 85 mm, gilt Silver, central medallion GOLD, enameled, reverse with horizontal thin pin and two side hooks. A superb high quality star, in best jeweler's quality!You can make me an offer. WIKIPEDIA : The Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild (Spanish: Real y Militar Orden de San Hermenegildo) is both a general military honor and a legion created by Ferdinand VII of Spain on 28 November, 1814. The Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild is a military distinction of the Spanish Cavalry created by Ferdinand VII of Spain at the conclusion of the Spanish War of Independence in 1814. The purpose of the Order was to serve as a maximum means of reward for those soldiers who exceeded their military obligations and fought on, surpassing their suffering in battle, and who thus would serve as examples of bravery to His Spanish Majesty's armies. Given the desire of the King to create a distinction of extraordinary rank, comparable to others traditional honours, it was decided to put the Order under the Patronage of Saint Hermenegild, who was the Visigoth King of Seville who was martyred in defence of the Christian faith in the sixth century and who is the patron saint of the Spanish Armed Forces. The item "VERY RARE ORIGINAL ROYAL and MILITARY ORDER of SAINT HERMENEGILDO" is in sale since Saturday, September 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items". The seller is "ww2_army" and is located in Blaine, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.