The Russian Empire. Badge of the Order of the Apostolic Saint Prince Vladimir, 1st degree. 1882-1898. The company "Keibel". The stamps on the reverse side of the badge of the order: on the ear — the city stamp (coat of arms) of St. Petersburg with a metal breakdown "56"; at the ends of the cross under the enamel, at the top — the State Emblem, at the bottom - the nominal stamp "AK". An extremely rare award of the highest august and general ranks. The cross of the Order of the 1st degree was worn on a shoulder red and black ribbon the set also included an eight-pointed silver star.
It was established in honor of Prince Vladimir the Baptist in 1782 and was a military award in the rank of lieutenant colonel and officials of the highest rank. The Motto Of The Order Is "BENEFIT, HONOR AND GLORY".
56 gold, hot vitreous enamel. The size is 58*53 mm, the weight with an intermediate is 29.7 grams. Enamel without scratches and chips.