A Badge of the Order of St. Andrew, Johann Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1866

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In gold and enamels, depicting the black Imperial double-headed eagle set with a blue St. Andrew's Cross bearing the crucified figure of St. Andrew in en plein enamels, the four corners of the cross with the Latin letters SAPR (Sanctus Andreas Patronus Russiae); the reverse with a white enameled scroll bearing the Order's motto "For Faith and Loyalty" (Za veru i vernost'), suspended from the Imperial crown enameled in translucent red with a blue ribbon, the back of the crown with a riband carrier and two hooks
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (including crown suspension)
90 x 62 mm