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eMedals-Bavaria, Kingdom. An Order of Theresa in Gold, Order-Cross with Diamonds, c.1880

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Bavaria, Kingdom. An Order of Theresa in Gold, Order-Cross with Diamonds, c.1880



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Bavaria, Kingdom. An Order of Theresa in Gold, Order-Cross with Diamonds, c.1880

(Theresienorden Kreuz mit Brillanten). Instituted 12 December 1827 by Theresa of Saxe-Hildburghausen. (1827-1918 Issue). Constructed of Gold with multi-coloured enamels, consisting of a Maltese Cross with blue and white enameled arms, with blue and white enameled rhomboids joining the quadrants of each arm, obverse with a central white enameled medallion bearing a raised royal monogram inlaid with old rose cut diamonds, surrounded by a green enameled wreath, reverse with an analogous medallion bearing the institution date of “1827” in Gold numbers, circumscribed by a Gold inscription of “UNSER ERDEN LEBEN SEY, GLAUBE AN DAS EWIGE” (“OUR EARTHLY LIFE IS FAITH IN THE ETERNITY”), the twelve o’clock arm with a suspension loop connecting to a hollow, single sided Gold suspension crown affixed to its period original bowtie-style ribbon, measuring 41.76 mm (w) x 46.08 mm (h), weighing 21.0 grams (inclusive of ribbon), minor enamel contact and wear, in near extremely fine condition and rare.


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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