This is a vintage signed CORO pendant with the slogan "La Lealtai Acrisola Por Isabel La Catolica Isabella" which translates to "the royal order of Isabella the Catholic." The pendant measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter and appears to have been made in 3 pieces which are riveted together. The gold plated metal is adorned with enamel and the chain, which may or may not be original, measures 17 inches long. This is a very heavy piece and the condition is good with some plating wear noted. The price is adjusted accordingly.
The Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spanish: Orden de Isabel la Católica) is a Spanish civil order granted in recognition of services that benefit the country. The Order is not exclusive to Spaniards, and many foreigners have received the award.
The Order was created on 14 March 1815 by King Ferdinand VII of Spain in honor of Queen Isabella I of Castile with the name of "Royal and American Order of Isabella the Catholic" with the intent of "rewarding the firm allegiance to Spain and the merits of Spanish citizens and foreigners in good standing with the Nation and especially in those exceptional services provided in pursuit of territories in America and overseas." The Order was reorganized by royal decree on July 26, 1847, as the modern "Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic" with a broader focus than the Americas.