Russian Empire, circa 1815, most likely from the period of the war against Napoleon
An Extremely Rare and important 3rd class neck badge of the Order of Saint George, the most prestigious military award of the Russian Empire.
Gold, white opaque and painted enamel
Size 49 x 44 mm
Weight 15.05 grams
Condition: all original and intact, no restoration
The Order of Saint George was instituted by Empress Catherine II in 1769. In the period between 1769 and 1916, approximately 630 crosses of the 3rd class were awarded.