The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion, C.B., Military Division, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, Circa 1960’s to 1970’s period. Complete with full length of original neck ribbon and neck ties.

Price: £750


Product ID: CMA/15738
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The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion, C.B., Military Division, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, Circa 1960’s to 1970’s period. Complete with full length of original neck ribbon and neck ties.   Condition: Good Very Fine. The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a was founded by King George 1st on 18th May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for creating a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as Knights of the Bath . George I erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order . He did not (as is commonly believed) revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.


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