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This rare original Order of Chivalry is one of the world's oldest Orders, it was first awarded in the year 1099 to the Knights Templar protecting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the Tomb of Jesus Christ. This scarce old Military Commander Class Order is an original, made in the 1800's, gold plated. A stunning, exquisite finely crafted by hand Italian Order with rich beautiful red enamel work which is in perfect condition, comes with original Commander neck ribbon. This rare Italian Order is guaranteed 100% original.
The Order claims descent from Godfrey de Bouillon and the knights who protected the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem at the time of the first Crusade. Eventually, the knights dispersed under Moslem attack. In 1489 Pope Innocent VIII suppressed the Order and commanded it be merged with the Order of St. John but in 1496 Pope Alexander VI restored its independence, though it subsequently sank into obscurity until the re-establishment of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 1847.
The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (The Tomb of Christ) with the dome of the rotunda visible below.
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