The collar of the Order of the Garter Replica (40-009)
When Queen Victoria ascended to the throne on 20th June 1837 she automatically became Sovereign of each of the British orders of chivalry. The Garter collar is the longer than all the others so that it can be worn from the upper arm rather than over the shoulders
The original garter of of gold and enamel of twenty one garters containing a red rose. The garters are enamelled blue with gold letters – giving the motto of the order HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE meaning: The shame be his who thinks ill of it. The garter links alternate with a double gold knot in the fashion of a cord with four tassels at the end. The original collar measures 1562 mm in length
Item No: 40-009
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