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eMedals-Anhalt, Duchy. A House Order of Albert the Bear, I Class Knight, c.1910

Item: EG3035

Anhalt, Duchy. A House Order of Albert the Bear, I Class Knight, c.1910



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Anhalt, Duchy. A House Order of Albert the Bear, I Class Knight, c.1910

(Hausorden Albrecht des Bären Ritterkreuz 1. Klasse). Instituted 18.11.1836 by the three dukes of Anhalt, Henry, Leopold IV, and Alexander Karl. (Issued 1836-1918). In silver gilt, the obverse displaying a crowned bear walking on-top of a fortress wall, circumscribed “Fürchte Gott und Befolge seine Befehle” (Fear God and Follow his Commands), the reverse inscribed “Albrecht der Baer Reg: 1123 bis 1170”, measuring 33.77 mm (w) x 43.68 mm (h), weighing 17.1 grams, light loss to the gilt finish, in overall better than extremely fine condition.


This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on

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