Fine and Rare Imperial Russian Order of Saint Stanislaus. Third Class breast Badge, 40 mm x 40 mm., gold and enamel, the cross with red enamel on the front, and gold on the reverse. The front and reverse centre with gold and enamel SS (St. Stanislaus). Hallmarked on upper arm with maker's mark of 'I.L', possible Ilya Losinskiy, and on the bottom arm, famous company "EDUARD" in Cyrillic of St. Petersburg. Kokoshnik mark fasing left for 1896-1908,and 56 Russian gold standard on suspension ring, assayer A.R. in Cyrillic, for Alexander Romanov.
The order of Saint Stanislas was founded on May 7, 1765 by Stanislaus II, the last King of Poland. The order of Saint Stanislas passed through several phases before becoming a Russian Order in 1831, after the Polish rebellion of 1830 had been suppressed by the Russian Army.
The badge of the Order was gold rimmed, dark red enemeled.This order is eight-pointed cross, each point has ball tipped. Center medallion is white enamel and portrays in red the monogram of St. Stanislas surrounded by a green gold laurel wreath.
Good condition, only between each arm of the cross, missing eagles, see photos !