Order of Pius IX

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Order of Pius IX

Postby couceiro » 06 Feb 2015 13:43

I have two different decorations that my great-grand-father received in Italy (Vatican) by the end of the 19th century. One is "knight", the other one is "commander", but which is which?
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Re: Order of Pius IX

Postby Leonardo Piccioni » 06 Feb 2015 14:14

They are almost identical. The main difference is where the medal is placed: left breast for knight, neck for commander.
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