The arms are those of Elector Christian II (r. 1583-1611). The badge with the motto reads: A DEO PRO IMPERIO ("from God for the defense of the empire"). The chain and badge, of which several versions are preserved, were made for a member of the "Society of Christian."
Inscription: On obverse, jewel bears impaled arms of arch-marshalship and duchy with motto: A DEO PRO IMPERIO [trans.: From God for the defense of the Empire]; on reverse, in azure field, golden sun-in splendor, between three gold stars above and below with motto: TIME DEUM; HONORA CAESARUM [trans.: Fear God, honor the Emperor]
Artist: Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)Date: ca. 1870–95Medium: Baroque pearl mounted with enameled gold set with pearls, emeralds and rubies and with pendent pearlsAccession: 1982.60.382On view in:Gallery 542