Greece - Kingdom of: Order of the Redeemer, Knight Grade, 1863-1975 issue, silver, gold and enamels, in original fitted presentation case by George Pomonis of Athens.
Together with matching miniature medal.
Condition: slight enamel chips a points, otherwise Good Very Fine.
The fourth National Assembly of the Hellenes resolved on 31 July 1829 to create the Order to reward those who had fought for and supported the Greek war for independence. However, it was not until after the arrival in the newly independent kingdom of Greece of King Otho I that the Order was finally instituted by Royal Decree published on 22 May 1833. The Order was amended in 1863 by the new King George I, the head of King Otho being replaced by that of the Redeemer. The Order remained unchanged until 1975 when the crown suspension was replaced by a wreath of oak and laurel following the abolition of the monarchy. The Order remains the highest honour of Greece.