Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit, Grand Cross Breast Star

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  • Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit, Grand Cross Breast Star Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Italy
  • date of institution
    April 1, 1800
  • makers
    G.C. Bascapé

History


The Order was founded by Ferdinand IV, King of Naples, to commemorate the defeat of the French, and the return of Ferdinand IV to his Kingdom.

This Order was awarded to men who had proven their fealty by staying loyal to the King. It was also awarded in recognition of extraordinary services that demonstrated an individual’s loyalty to the King and the Royal family.

The Order was originally awarded in two grades, the Grand Cross with Grand Cross Breast Star, and the Commander. The grades of Knight, Gold Medal of Honour, and Silver Medal of Honour were added to the Order in 1810.

The Order was discontinued following the unification of Italy in 1860.

The obverse inscription roughly translates to "Fidelity and Merit."

The number of Grand Cross Knights was limited to 24.

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  • Price

    $27500+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FIDEI ET MERITO Rev: FERD. IV. INST: ANNO 1800

  • Size

    85-90mm

  • Maker

    G.C. Bascapé

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  • Price

    $1250+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold Thread/Silver Thread/Silk Thread/Embroidered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FIDEI ET MERITO Rev: FERD. IV. INST: ANNO 1800

  • Size

    70-100mm

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