Objects
Medallion-reliquary of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order (of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta). The 15th century (?)
Medallion-reliquary of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order (of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta). The 15th century (?)
Object type
Medallion-reliquary of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order (of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta)
Place of origin
Date
The 15th century (?)
Materials
Gold, metal
Technique
Enamel, filigree
Dimensions
Height: 63 mm (with eye); width: 46 mm
Object history note
Belonged to Grand Master of the Order Pierre d'Aubusson – the hero of the 1480 Battle at Rhodes. It was granted to Paul I in 1797 when he became a member of the Maltese Order. Later on the Emperor handed down the Cross to his eldest son - the heir to the throne Alexander Pavlovich.
Publications
Sovereign knigths. Foreign orders of russian emperors. M., 2010
Valour. Honour. Glory. Rewards of Russia. Catalogue of the exhibition. Moscow, 2004
L.M. Gavrilova. Foreign Orders of Russian Emperors in the collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums. Moscow, 2018
Museum number
ОМ-2566