Eminent Commanders Jewel
from Damascus Commandery No. 85 K.T.
This beautiful Past Eminent
Commanders Jewel was presented by Damascus Commandery No. 58 K.T. to Em. Sir
John McNeil on April 15, 1901 for his service as Commander from
1899-1900. The cross is a Passion Cross and is the cross on which Jesus
suffered crucifixion. It is the most common form of the cross.
When rayonnant, or having rays issuing from the point of intersection
of the limbs, it is the insignia of the Commander of a Commandery of Knights
Templar. It is one of the finest jewels I have seen with both
excellent detail and enameling. All the engraving on the reverse is done