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Order of the Bath, star of the knights commander.

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Gentlemen, I have this knight commanders star but it is quite unique. There are small holes on the edges of the star and at the same time there is a needle. The reverse is silvered. On the obverse the star looks like the old cloth type but it is metal. The badge on the star is gilded bronze with enamel. Does anybody know anything about this badge or have any theories. Any information would be valuable.

Tank you.

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I suspect it is a private European issue from around the 1830s, when awarded the KCB at this period they were issued with the regular badge and a tinsel star, many people had metal stars privately made. The British made pieces generally had the makers name on it which makes me think that it is European.


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