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Peru, large gilt silver star medal (order), mid-1900s, Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru (

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Exonumia - Medals Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 375.00 USD
Peru, large gilt silver star medal (order), mid-1900s, Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru (
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Peru, large gilt silver star medal (order), mid-1900s, Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru (1821). 85mm, 130.89 grams Obverse with arms of Peru inside ring of rhinestones within red-and-white enameled ring with EL SOL DEL PERU / 1824 within green-enameled wreath with ribbon at bottom, rays around edge; reverse with EL SOL DEL PERU / GRAN CRUZ within wreath, with ".925" stamped on back of one ray, a grade of order known as "Gran Cruz con brillantes." Large clip on reverse for wearing. UNC condition, very well preserved and eye-catching. The Order of the Sun of Peru is the oldest civilian award in the Americas, re-established in 1921, a century after its founding by General San Martin in 1821.