Order of St Gregory the Great, knights´s cross.
Ordo Sancti Gregorii Magni. 1 st edition with engraved, not enamelled reverse cross arms, knight´s cross for civil merits and it is made of gold. The reverse is partly finely engraved and enamelled. Probably an early production from the 1830´s or 1840´s, in the original old, finely embossed, red leather, slightley rubbed case with the gold-coloured coat of arms Pope Pius IX. (1792-1878, Pope since 1846). Rarely seen with the original case.
Condition: A small chip is missing on the upper arm and on the wreath
Hallmarks: On the ring