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eMedals-Baden. An Order of Berthold the First in Gold, I Class Commander, c.1900

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Baden. An Order of Berthold the First in Gold, I Class Commander, c.1900



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Baden. An Order of Berthold the First in Gold, I Class Commander, c.1900

1896-1918 Issue. (Orden Berthold des Ersten Kommandeurkreuz); Of outstanding quality in Gold Maltese cross with ball finals and royal crowns between the arms of the cross; the obverse consisting of white enameled arms, with a gold outline along the edge of each arm, with a central red enameled medallion depicting the royal cipher of Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig within a gold ring; the reverse with a similar central red enameled medallion, with a gold royal crown; with arabesques, a crown, and a loop and broad ring for suspension from its period original neck ribbon; marked “585 D” on ring; measuring 58.25 mm (w) x 58.37 mm (h) not including its crown suspension; weighing 31.2 grams; the enamels on the cross extremely well preserved; in overall virtually mint condition.

Footnote: With a total of 170 of this Order of Berthold the First Commander Cross awarded.

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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