Sweden: Grand Order of the Amaranth, 3rd Class neck badge, bronze. Incorrect ribbon. Scarce.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
The Order was founded by Queen Kristina in 1653 and is still recognised by the Swedish court as a ‘social order’, and recipient’s host a high-society biannual ball. It has no connection with Masonic ‘orders’ of the same name which sprang up in the United States of America.