An antique Russian Imperial military award badge for service in the Caucasus. Regular officers badges were made in silver. Handmade badges with gold embellishments were intended for higher ranks. The badge is designed as an oxidized textured silver cross with gold borders and gold center medallion with a hand-engraved silver Imperial double headed eagle.
The cross is laid on two crossed gold swords. The center medallion is flanked by gold inscription in Old Slavonic script: FOR SERVICE IN THE CAUCASUS. The upper arm of the cross is embellished with a gold cipher of Tsar Alexander II, the lower arm with the date 1864 in gold. Width 49 mm 1 15/16 in.
The item "Antique Imperial Russian Silver Gold Badge 1864" is in sale since Saturday, September 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items".com" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.