This set was given by Pope Benedict XV appointing Monsignor Angelo Bartolomasi as head Comand of the military Milit Chaplains Capp, known as a Field Bishop Vescovo di campdo which this award was given for his Services during WWI. The set comprises of Knights Grand Cross Breast Star Badge, the badge is comprised primarily of Silver Gilt with Brilliant Cut Rays super imposed parts of silver gilt and gold embellished red enamel Jerusalem Cross, Neck Tie Award with Knight to Top in Steel Armour, black silk sash with the same stunning red/Orange enamelling as the Breast Star, Miniature award and two lapel badges also have the same enamelling. The Holy neck Pendent The Cross of Nails again is Full Size with wonderful detailing. The set is made up from a mixture of silver plate and white metal finished in Gold Gilt. The finishing is absolutely stunning, magnificent please see photos, the enamel finish is in perfect condition with no cracks or splits.
The neck jewel and breast star sits within a velvet base and silver lined roof with red outer leatherette finishing and gold trim, press to release catch in perfect working order. The Order of the Holy Sepulchre chases its routes back to Circ. 1099 to the First Crusades, Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Knights Templar. Rare to find Vatican Issued Jewels. Fascinating History on this Order.
Comes with post it note from the family all written in Italian. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Latin. Ordo Equestris Sancti Sepulcri Hierosolymitani. OESSH , also called Order of the Holy Sepulchre or Knights of the Holy Sepulchre , is a Catholic order of knighthood under the protection of the Holy See.The pope is the sovereign of the order which, with the five other papal equestrian orders and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, are the only orders of chivalry that are recognized and protected by the Holy See. The order creates canons as well as knights, with the primary mission to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land. The order today is estimated to have some 30,000 knights and dames in 60 lieutenancies around the world. The cardinal grand master has been Fernando Filoni since 2019, and the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem is grand prior.
Its headquarters are situated at Palazzo Della Rovere and its official church in Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, both in Rome, close to the Vatican City. Size: Breast Star height 85mm x, neck tie 100mm high, cross of nails 95mm high. Case Closed 27mm high x 135mm wide x 75mm depth.Wonderful condition, light surface marks consistent with age and genuine use. Case has cuff marks as expected due to its age and use. Maybe a gift for someone special, birthdays , christenings , all occasions, for your own collection maybe. The item "Rare WWI Cased Complete Set Order of the Holy Sepulchre Jewels Vatican" is in sale since Friday, October 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Masonic\Jewels & Medals".
The seller is "uksilverantiques" and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.