For the militaria collector, a vintage restrike version of the almost unobtainable, extremely rare grand cross breast star of the Mexican Order of Eagle. Note the green and red stones, faux diamonds, and the central eagle with crown and snake. The piece measures 3 1/2" across at the widest points. It is quite heavy for its size. I have not tested the metal with acid but wonder if this could be silver. Certainly it is much heavier than typical costume jewelry type material. The piece was identified by the specialist in medals and militaria at a major German auction house. This could have been worn at a parade or other special event.
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