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Hi guys,

Maybe someone can help me with the piece below. My main question is what order (or whats left of it) is it? Again, I can't find anything online, so maybe someone knows more about it. Is it Franch at all?

Regards,

Timo aka Noor

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Hello Noor

Great Dane has exactly identified this badge. It is a Knight's cross of the french Military Order of Sant-Louis.

Although it has been knocked around, it is a very valuable first type cross as issued in the times of Louis XIV who founded the order. A very rare 1693-1715 period badge !

Best regards

Veteran

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Yes, a beautiful first type of the end of the XVIIth, beginning of the XVIIIth Century!

This kind of crosses are very scarce because the medal was given back at the death of the knight. It was not an hereditary order.

Moreover, this order was awarded for outstanding gallantry at war.

A very scarce order, congratulations.

Regards

Bison

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