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eMedals-Austria, Empire. An Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, First Class for Ladies, c.1915

Item: EG026

Austria, Empire. An Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, First Class for Ladies, c.1915



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Austria, Empire. An Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, First Class for Ladies, c.1915

(Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz). A Latin cross constructed of silver, with red and white enameled arms; the obverse consisting of a central white enameled medallion with a red enameled red cross, surrounded by a ring of red enamels, inscribed “Patriae Ac Humanitati” (Latin - For Country and Humanity) in silver gilt capital lettering; the arms of the cross enameled with white enamels on the outer edge and red and red enamels on the interior of the arms; the reverse enameled in the same style, with a central white enameled medallion dated “1864-1914); on a loop for suspension; marked on the loop but illegible due to wear - the cross itself marked with a Vienna city assay mark, a mark for silver content, and maker marked “FR”, likely for “C.F. Rothe, Wien”; on its period original lady’s ribbon with a miniature ribbon attached to the obverse; measuring 46.50 mm (w) x 56.32 (h); weighing 36.4 grams with its ribbon; in 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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