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    Greek Order of the Phoenix Grand Cross in the Original Case. Made by Arthus Bertrand, Paris. Comprising: 1.)The star of the order, 84-mm, 2.40-ounces, silver with gilt Phoenix affixed via three small domed rivets, wide pin and two hooks. No hallmarks. 2.) The cross and sash, the cross measuring 58.55-mm and weighing 1.38 ounces. Arms of the cross in white enamel the remainder gilt. No hallmarks. 4-inch sash of orange moire silk with thin black borders. Original maroon case with Phoenix stamped in silver in the lid. The award was established May 13, 1926 and was to be awarded for excellent in the public sphere or raising Greece's international standing. From the estate of Božidar Puric (1891-1977), a Serbian and Yugoslav politician and diplomat. Between 1928 and 1934 he was chargé d' affaires in the Embassy of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the United States and its ambassador in France in 1935. During World War II, Puric was the prime minister of the Yugoslav government-in-exile between August 10, 1943 and July 8, 1944.


    Condition: Excellent. Some rubbing and scuffing to the case.


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    11th Sunday
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