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eMedals-Korea, Yi Dynasty. A Grand Order of the Golden Ruler, I Class Grand Cordon, c.1910

Item: EG497

Korea, Yi Dynasty. A Grand Order of the Golden Ruler, I Class Grand Cordon, c.1910

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Korea, Yi Dynasty. A Grand Order of the Golden Ruler, I Class Grand Cordon, c.1910

(Kumch'ok Taehunjang). Instituted 1900 by Emperor Kwangmu. Single Class. Conferred on heads of state and royalty only, a large silver sash badge consisting of a four principle arms composed of groups three large white rays, clusters of five rays in each quadrant, three Hibiscus blossoms in white enamels in each quadrant forming a surrounding laurel, obverse centre presenting the taeguk in blue and red enamels, silver rulers extending from centre along each arm, with mirrored reverse, a large suspension consisting of a large Hibiscus flower with five green enameled leaves, measuring 66.7 mm (w) x 108 mm (h - inclusive of suspension, horizontally pierced ball suspension), with enamel loss to reverse suspension, ball suspension and ring slightly turned, enamel contact, fine. Accompanied by the large star of the order in silver, consisting of four principle arms composed of groups three large white rays, three Hibiscus blossoms in white enamels in each quadrant forming a surrounding laurel, obverse centre presenting a star burst of 28 rays affixed at centre via four rivets, red and blue enameled aeguk and silver rulers extending from centre along each arm, riverse with pin assembly amd hand engraved script, measuring 91 mm (w) x 89 mm (h), repair to pin assembly, with enamel loss to obverse, particularly from 12 o'clock arm, fair.

 

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 eMedals.com.

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