The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion, C.B., Military Division, breast badge, gold and enamels, 18 carat gold mark, hallmarks for London with date letter ‘B’ for 1877, complete with original gold suspension and three pronged gold ribbon buckle. This period of award is ideal for those awarded for the campaign’s in South Africa leading up to and inclusive of the Zulu War.

Price: £2,650.00


Product ID: CMA/26383
Condition: slight flake to enamel on the obverse top arm just above the central feature, overall about Good Very Fine.
Availability: IN STOCK
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The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion, C.B., Military Division, breast badge, gold and enamels, 18 carat gold mark, hallmarks for London with date letter ‘B’ for 1877, complete with original gold suspension and three pronged gold ribbon buckle. This period of award is ideal for those awarded for the campaign’s in South Africa leading up to and inclusive of the Zulu War.

Condition: slight flake to enamel on the obverse top arm just above the central feature, overall about Good Very Fine.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a was founded by King George 1st on 18th May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for creating a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as "Knights of the Bath". George I "erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order". He did not (as is commonly believed) revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.