Royal insignia: British and foreign orders of chivalry from the Royal Collection
From the 14th century, royalty have rewarded citizens and foreign friendsith tokens of gratitude collars, badges, stars made of gold and silver,nameled, encrusted with precious stones. Covering the British Royalollection's holdings of international orders, this volume containsommissioned photos of items (never before published) accompanied
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appointed arms Austria Badge and Star Bath belonged to King bestowed blue enamel Bridge and Rundell Britain British centre chased gold cipher Collar and Badge Collar Badge dragon Duchess Duke emeralds Emperor Empire encircled English engraved Family Order figure of St Garrards gilt gold and enamel Golden Fleece green enamel inscription insignia King Edward VII King George IV King George V's King's laurel wreath Legion of Honour Lesser George Lion maker's Maltese cross Michael and St motto obverse Order of St Order of Victoria pierced and facetted Prince Albert Prince of Wales Queen Mary Queen Victoria RA Add rays RCIN received the Order red enamel reverse ribbon Risk BP Risk WC Royal Family Royal Victorian Chain Royal Victorian Order rubies Russia Sash Badge silver silver-gilt Sovereign St Andrew St George St Michael St Patrick Star Founded Star of India surmounted surrounded Thistle Victoria and Albert VII's wearing white enamel worn