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eMedals-Belgium, Kingdom. An Order of Leopold II, Commander's Badge, c.1910

Item: EG2515B

Belgium, Kingdom. An Order of Leopold II, Commander's Badge, c.1910

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Belgium, Kingdom. An Order of Leopold II, Commander's Badge, c.1910

(Dutch: Leopoldsorde, French: Ordre de Léopold). Instituted 1900. Type II. (1908+). In hollow silver gilt, in the form of a Maltese cross with horizontal etching and ball finials, laurels in each quadrant, obverse centre presenting a rearing crowned Belgian Lion on a black enameled background, blue motto "Unity Is Strength" in French (L'union fait la force), reverse with embossed cypher of Leopold II, measuring 51 mm (w) x 83.5 mm (h - inclusive of crown, horizontally pierced ball suspension adorned by cross), on original ribbon, near extremely fine.


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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