Order of St. Hubert, Grand Cross Breast Star (by Rothe)

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SKU: 01.BAV.0101.103.01.001

Estimated market value:

$6800 USD

  • Grand Cross Breast Star (Silver/Silver gilt by Rothe) Obverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star (Silver/Silver gilt by Rothe) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$6800 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Rothe, Wien
  • Composition
    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: IN TRAV VAST
  • Size
    94mm

History


The Order is a Romanic Catholic dynastic order of knighthood, which was founded by Gerhard VII, Duke of Jülich-Berg in 1444 or 1445. The Order was founded to commemorate the Duke’s victory over the House of Egmond at the battle of Linnich, on November 3rd, Saint Hubert’s feast day.

Throughout the Order's long history its purpose underwent many changes as it fell out of use and was reinstated in 1708, and again in 1808.

The embroidered Breast Star was worn until the mid 19th century.

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