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Badge and star: Order of St Michael and St George (2nd Class)

MED2421
Coins and medals

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Collection Coins and medals, Orders and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Sturdee, Frederick Charles Doveton

Object details:

Object ID MED2421
Description Badge and star of a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George awarded to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Doveton Sturdee (1859-1925). Badge: Gold seven-pointed star with V-shaped extremities, enamelled white and edged gold, surmounted by the Imperial Crown. In the centre, Obverse: St Michael encountering Satan. Motto: 'AUSPICIUM MELIORIS AEVI' [sign of a better age]. Reverse: St George and the dragon (same motto). Suspended by a Saxon blue ribbon with a central scarlet stripe. Star: Silver star of eight rays, overall the cross of St George in red enamel. In the centre, St Michael encountering Satan within a circular riband bearing the motto: 'AUSPICIUM MELIORIS AEVI'. Sturdee was made a Companion of the order in 1900 and a Knight Commander in 1916.
Date made circa 1916

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from a Private Collection
Materials textile; silver
Measurements badge: 73 mm; star: 81 mm
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