1st CLASS GOLD ENAMELLED CHEVALIER'S STAR with double capped ends. Grooved suspension ring. Blood and gold ribbon. In the center, a pastille decorated with the statue of Ferdinand and surrounded by the legend AL MERITO MILITAR on a blue enamelled background. On the reverse, two crowned terrestrial globes surrounded by the legend AL REY Y LA PATRIA on a blue enamel background. Grooved suspension ring. (9,51 g) 36,60 mm /49,48 mm with the grooved suspension ring. Some white and blue chips. Very nice. SPAIN - ROYAL MILITARY ORDER OF SAINT FERDINAND founded on August 31, 1811 by the Cortes Generales in Cadiz and confirmed after the fall of Napoleon I on January 19, 1815 by king FERDINAND VII and reserved only for military.