Order of Saint Agatha, Grand Cross Breast Star


SKU: 01.SMR.0102.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$380 USD

  • Order of Saint Agatha, Grand Cross Breast Star Obverse
  • Order of Saint Agatha, Grand Cross Breast Star Reverse

Estimated market value:

$380 USD


  • Country
    San Marino
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

Breast Star: insignia in silver gilt with red, white and green enamels, handpainted centrepiece on the obverse, mounted to a silvered and gilt bronze eight-pointed star base, the silvering and gilt alternating on the arms of the star, each of the arms with five faceted rays, measuring 82.5 mm (w) x 84.5 mm (h), vertical pinback, the insignia slightly loose versus the star base, crazing evident in the centrepiece, contact marks on the reverse cartouche. Very fine.


This Order was instituted by the Grand and General Council of the Republic of San Marino on June 5, 1923. It is conferred upon native or foreign citizens for charitable services rendered within the civil or military realms. There are five classes: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.

Saint Agatha is a patron saint of San Marino who was fiercely devoted to God and underwent torture because of her faith and lack of interest in admiring men. She is considered the saint of bell-founders, bakers, breast cancer patients and nurses. San Marino celebrates the Feast of St. Agatha on February 5th each year, a public national holiday.

The insignia of the Grand Cross Breast Star is an eight-point star with superimposed white enamelled four armed cross with a circular wreath arc in each quadrant. The central medallion features a portrait of Saint Agatha. The surround inscription reads "Santagata Protettrice" and the reverse "Bene Merenti".


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