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Unknown Breast Star - Help Needed

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Hello,

I'm not sure if this post belongs here since I do not know what it is.  With that being said can anyone please help identify this breast star?  I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the Catholic faith but I am unaware of what organization of nation it is from.  The star measures  9 x 9 cm (3.54” x 3.54” inches) and weighs 93 grms (3.30 oz). The reverse has a pin and open catch fastener with no maker or hallmarks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

John

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This star [and depending on its accompanying neck or sash badge & ribbon] symbolizes membership in the degree of either Grand Cross or Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Thorns, an ephemeral award.  This star may be a pre-WW II date example.  These were made in France, Italy, Austria,  19 For  info on the 'anti' side see

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilatte_orders

Info on the "pro" side at: 

http://www.thecrownofthorns.org/

 https://san-luigi.org/the-san-luigi-orders/history-of-the-order-of-the-crown-of-thorns/

 

Image of badge & sash follows below: 

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922F,

I apologize for the late response, for some reason I am no longer receiving notification of responses anymore.   With that beign said, thank you very much for your time and effort in identifying this breast star for me!

Have a great weekend!

John

 

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EJ,

Per your request. Here is a pic of the reverse side of the star. 

Thanks again for the help!

John  

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On 27/06/2019 at 18:53, John F. said:

922F,

I apologize for the late response, for some reason I am no longer receiving notification of responses anymore.   With that beign said, thank you very much for your time and effort in identifying this breast star for me!

Have a great weekend!

John

 

John,

I believe that there are no more notifications being sent.  When you log on you are informed of posts made on threads that you are following.

Regards,

Gordon

 

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Hi Gordon,

That would explain why I don't receive email notifications.  Thank you for the heads up!

Best,

John

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