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Badge and Star: Order of the Bath, 1st class (military)

MED2420
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 MED2420
Description Badge and star, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath awarded to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Doveton Sturdee (1859-1925). 1. Star. A silver flaming star with a gold Maltese Cross superimposed, on which is the enamelled device of three crowns surrounded by a red band with the motto of the order: 'TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO'. The whole is encircled by a green laurel wreath, 'ICH DIEN' on a blue scroll below.. Reverse: Plain with vertical pin fastening. 2. Badge. Maltese cross of eight points, enamelled white, each point tipped with a small gold ball and in each angle between the arms of the cross, a lion. In the centre of the cross a device consisting of a rose, thistle and shamrock issuing from a sceptre and three Imperial crowns, surrounded by red enamel circle bearing the motto: 'TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO' in gold. The circle is surrounded by two branches of laurel enamelled green and below is a blue enamel scroll inscription in gold: 'ICH DIEN'. Suspended by a loop and ring from a crimson sash worn across the right shoulder with the badge pendant on the left hip. Sturdee was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1913 and a Knight Grand Cross in 1921.
Date made circa 1921

Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from a Private Collection
Materials enamel; silk; silver; silver
Measurements badge: 80 mm; star: 92 mm
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