Honorary Cross - Silverplate

Description
Honorary Cross - Silverplate
Vatican - 1888-1893

Medal of honour in the form of a fleur-de-lis cross. In the middle is a small medallion with the portrait of Pope Leo XIII within a ring with the words "Leo XIII P. M. Ann. X". The arms show comets as they appear on the coat of arms of the family of Pecci, the family from which Pope Leo XIII descended. On the reverse: the papal coat of arms with the words "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" and "Prid.", "Cal." and "Ian." and year "1888".
Width of the cross approx. 43 mm. Offered with ribbon in red, white and gold, as in use between 1888 and 1893. In old pouch of the house Tanfani & Bertarelli, Roma. Good condition, uncleaned. Provenance: estate of Ridder P., Belgium.
Will be sent by Bpost, with insurance and track & trace.

Lot details
Object
Honorary Cross
Material
Goldplate
Model/ Name
PRO ECCLESIA ET PONTIFICE
Estimated Period
1888-1893
Country of Origin
Vatican
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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