Johanniter Orden, The Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of St John (St. Johannis vom Spital zu Jerusalem ).

Johanniter Orden, The Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of St John (St. Johannis vom Spital zu Jerusalem ).

Order of Knights of St. John from the hospital in Jerusalem enamelled cross

Description

Enamelled breast cross of the Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of St John (St. Johannis vom Spital zu Jerusalem Steckkreuz)
The cross shown here, also called the Profess cross, was worn by members of the order on the uniform or on the civilian clothing to show the affiliation to the order. Profess crosses come in silver without enamel and as white enamelled crosses. Das hier gezeigte Steckkreuz, auch Professkreuz genannt, wurde von Mitgliedern des Ordens an der Uniform oder auch an der Zivilkleidung getragen um die Zugehörigkeit zum Orden zu zeigen. Professkreuze kommen in Silber ohne Emaille und als weiß emaillierte Kreuze.

Cross of a Knight of Honour (Ehrenritter) of the Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of St John. (Johanniterorden)
The Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Chivalric Order of Saint John of the Hospital at Jerusalem (in German, the Balley Brandenburg des Ritterlichen Ordens Sankt Johannis vom Spital zu Jerusalem), or simply the Order of Saint John (Der Johanniterorden), is the German Protestant branch of the Knights Hospitaller, the oldest surviving chivalric order, which generally is considered to have been founded in Jerusalem in the year AD 1099. This is the cross for the Knight of Honour (Ehrenritter), the lowest rank in the order.