ST. JOHN'S EAGLE INSIGNIA ( SPAIN, FRANCO RULE). Size: 6.83 x 5 cms. Made in Bronze. High quality badge.
Spanish insignia used during the Franco rule, with motto "One Great & Free" along with other heraldic motifs that add to the traditional shield of Spain (arms of Castile, Leon, Aragon, Navarre and Granada, and the Pillars of Hercules Ultra Plus with bracket) other taken from the arms of the Catholic Monarchs, the eagle of St. John and the yoke and arrows that also took the Falange (the kings had been taken to coincide with the initials of Isabel and Fernando).
There is a shield called "abbreviation model" which was a simplified version of the shield, the impressions created to facilitate bureaucratic purposes, being used later in stamps, lottery tickets, identity documents and architectural ornamentation, in one of the versions popularized with memos detail. This was the officer.
I bought it as props to make a movie, a short. It is a very good quality badge.Report abuse