56 GOLD TREASURE of the ROYAL FAMILY AWARD. RUSSIAE IMPERIAL ROYAL EXCLUSIVE ORDER. ANDREAS PATRONUS RUSSIAE - SAINT ANDREW.
Be Obtained in the Rank of Not Less Than a Full General, for 300 years = 1100 pcs. SOLID GOLD // 38.5 dwt.
1 Imperial Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called festively decorated with enamel waves and edging. They strike a balance between seemingly simple functionality and solemn sublimity. The sparkle of enamel stones completes the decoration, gives a royal or princely shine to the product.
56 Solid Gold, champlevé enamel. RUSSIAE ROYAL IMPERIAL 56 SOLID GOLD.HOLY APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED. The Russia Imperial Royal Family Award is? Apostle Andrew, Patronus Russia - Saint Andrew the Patron of Russia.
Andrew the Apostle, as he is known across Christian churches, is the patron saint of at least seven countries and dozens of cities. Although Andrew is one of several saints to be held as the patron of Russia, he is venerated in particular by one branch of the country's armed forces. Ribbons have minor - normal. Caused by wearing the award. You are viewing exquisite Russian Imperial Order of St.
Andrew the Apostle the First - Called in traditional Royal Treasure Military jeweler made of 56 Solid Gold with. Of the RUSSIAN KING EMPIRE ROYALE HIGHEST AWARD. A great exemplar to add to your collection!
The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully. Medal very attractive, even patina on both sides indicates the authenticity of the product.The details of the bas-relief are perfect and extremely crisp; practically all of the original. A superb example all through. The award retains beautiful luster everywhere. The suspension device is original and completed. The best indication of condition is to study the photographs carefully, the pictures that are taken are also to be considered a part of the description of the item.
ORDER HOLY APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST - CALLED. The ROYAL FAMILY AWARD is 56 SOLID GOLD , oblong, filled with blue enamel with the image of the crucified St. At the ends of the cross are gold letters: " SAPR " Sanctus St. Andreas Patronus Russian - Saint Andrew the Patron of Russia.
The Cross is superimposed on a double - headed Russian eagle, filled with black enamel, crowned with three crowns. On the reverse side of the badge, on the chest of the eagle, on a white field there is an inscription in black enamel: "For Faith and Loyalty". The cross is suspended on a blue enamel ribbon from the imperial crown.
The crown has a large ribbon eyelet on the back. Ribbon width - 10 cm.
The Order of Saint Andrew Medal Design. The insignia of the order consisted of a badge and star. The badge is an enameled crowned black double - headed eagle bearing a blue St.Andrew's Cross (saltire) with St. Andrew crucified upon it; on the arms of the saltire were the Latin letters' SAPR'' St. It was worn on a pale blue sash over the right shoulder, or on special occasions on an elaborate'collar' (chain). The star is an eight-pointed silver star bearing a miniature of the badge on a golden background at the center, surrounded by the motto " For Faith and Loyalty " (Russian: Za Veru i Vernost) on a blue ring. It was worn on the left chest. The insignia of the order could be awarded "with diamonds" as a special distinction. Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg was the chapter church of this order of chivalry. RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ROYAL FAMILY AWARD - HIGHEST ORDER HOLY St. APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST - CALLED, 1698 - 1900 years. For Military Exploits and Public Service, single, without enamel chain, no blue ribbon are provided, no awarding degree. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called Russ: or????? In Russian is the highest order of the Russian Federation. Established as the first and highest order of chivalry of the Russian Empire in 1698. Andrew the Apostle the First - Called. Was established in 1698 by Tsar Peter the Great, in honor of Saint Andrew, the first apostle of Jesus and patron saint of Russia. It was bestowed in a single class and was only awarded for the most outstanding civilian or military merit. Count Fyodor Golovin was the first recipient of the order awarded on March 20, 1698. Russian Tsar Peter I established Order of St. The first state highest Award in Imperial Royal Russia. The order was issued both for military exploits and for civil distinctions, and was considered the main among Russian orders. In the army, only one who had a rank of at least a full general (general of the cavalry or general of the infantry) could receive it. The signs of the order of St. Andrew the First-Called consisted of the following elements: the sign (cross) of the order itself, the main image of which was St. Andrew, crucified, according to legend, on an X-shaped cross, and a silver eight-pointed star, with the motto of the order placed in its central medallion For faith and loyalty.
The badge of the order was worn on a wide blue ribbon over the right shoulder, and the star was placed on the left side of the chest. On especially solemn occasions, the badge of the order was worn on the chest, on a gold figured chain covered with multi-colored enamels. The first knight of the order was Fedor Golovin. Hetman Ivan Mazepa, who received it on February 8, 1700 from the hands of Peter I, became the second cavalier of the order.
The remaining 38 cavaliers of this order were granted during the reign of Peter. Peter I, himself was awarded the seventh Order of St. Andrew - in 1703 for leading the capture of two Swedish warships at the mouth of the Neva. Read Description Carefully , Pictures are part of Description.