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Order of the Indian Empire

Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Large First Type Breast Badge, in Gold with Gold Brooch Bar and gold inlaid “INDIA” lettering on the petals. The extremely rare and unusually…

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Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Large First Type Breast Badge, in Gold with Gold Brooch Bar and gold inlaid “INDIA” lettering on the petals.

The extremely rare and unusually large first issue of the C.I.E.
When the Order was Instituted in 1878 it had only one class this “Companion” Badge, it was only awarded in small numbers before the Order was expanded in 1887 to Two Classes, the Knight Commander and the new, much smaller Companion’s Breast Badge.

Only some minor wear to reverse with two small flakes to edge of two petals, all front enamel intact