Order of Saint Vladimir, created by Catherine the Great and instituted on September 22, 1782. The order was named in honor of Saint Vladimir.
BADGE: Gold rimmed red enamel cross, Just inside the gold rim is a narrow black enameled gold rimmed band. Center medallion is black enamel and portrays the Imperial Russian Mantle with the initials of the Saint in the center. The Mantle is topped by a crown. On the reverse of the badge is the date of the founding, September 22, 1782.
STAR: Eight-pointed silver and gold star. The diagonal rays are gold tipped while the vertical & horizontal ones are of silver.The center silver medallion is black enamel and portrays a gold cross with the initials of C.P.K.B. for Saint Prince Vladimir Apostle. Surrounding the center medallion on a red enamel band is the Inscription, USEFULNESS, HONOR, GLORY.
CONDITION: Gold cross, made by Albert Keibel, marked with 56 Russian Imperial Gold Standard. Eight pointed silver star, marked with 84 Silver Russian Imperial Standard, and made by Albert Keibel. Great condition, original, and rare. Price available on request. *SOLD*