Inshiniya of the Order of Christ. Rococco c 1780, Portugal, gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald. The Order of Christ founded 1532 as the prestigious rank of Portugal, which was intended to involve the authority dedicated to the royal family with limited to Roman Catholics.
Silver and gold badge of the Order of Christ, the diamond cross in a paved ruby surround expanded at the ends hangs from a diamond bowknot ribbons meeting at a ruby heart, weeping diamond tears. Symbolic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, surrounded by an emerald crown of thorns, surmounted by a small diamond cross. Portuguese, c. 1780
Johann George, Elector of Brandenburg, Badge of The Order of The Golden Society in Saxony, mid 16th century, gold, enamel, Established by Christian I, Elector of Saxony, the Order of the Golden Society in Saxony was given as a mark of friendship and as an acknowledgement of loyal service. It was not formally constituted, there were no fixed numbers, meetings or statues. Nonetheless, the badge given by Elector Christian to Johann Georg of Brandenburg, must have been highly prized.