Order of the Golden Fleece, Miniature Neck Decoration

CATEGORY: Miniature

SKU: 01.AUT.0101.102.01.M.000

Estimated market value:

$1500 USD

  • Miniature Neck Decoration Obverse
  • Miniature Neck Decoration Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1500 USD


  • Country
    Austria (Imperial)
  • Size
  • Remarks
    This Miniature Neck Decoration is composed of Gold/Enamelled.

Physical Description and Item Details

An example of an Imperial Austrian Miniature Order of the Golden Fleece (Orden vom Goldenen Vliesz) of the highest quality in solid gold, with red, blue, black, and white enamels; consisting of the signature sheep hanging by a strap fastened around its middle section, to a shield with red flames extruding at the three and six o’clock positions, attached to stylized arabesques resembling a crown, and a loop for suspension; measuring 17.81 mm (w) x 31.35 mm (h); weighing 4.1 grams; in overall better than extremely fine condition.


This Order was founded by the Duke of Austria, Philip III the Good, in commemoration of his marriage to Isabella of Portugal.

The Knights of the Order were responsible for defending the Roman Catholic religion, upholding chivalry, and aiding the Sovereign during war.

The Knights were appointed by the Sovereign Head of the Order. While there was no limit to the number of permitted Knights, membership was restricted to aristocratic Catholic gentlemen.

This Order was considered one of the most prestigious European Orders.


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Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg


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