The Order of the Redeemer, also known as the Order of the Savior, is an order of merit of Greece. The Order of the Redeemer is the oldest and highest decoration awarded by the modern Greek state. The establishment of the Order of the Redeemer was decided by the Fourth National Assembly at Argos in 1829, during the final year of the Greek War of Independence. The decision was not immediately implemented, however, and the relevant decree was signed in Nafplio by the Regency Council in the name of King Otto on May 20, 1833. According to the decree of establishment, the name of the Order “shall recall the, by divine assistance miraculously and fortuitously accomplished, salvation of Greece“. Since its establishment in 1833, and in common with all Greek orders of merit, the Order of the Redeemer has five classes.
The star is a transitional model between the first type (1833–1863) and second type (1863–today)
Condition: Good. The two attachment hooks on the reverse are missing and enamel damages and hair thin cracks to the cross arms.
Manufacturer: Probably Lemaitre, Paris