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eMedals-Braunschweig, Dukedom. A House Order of Henry the Lion, 2nd Class Knight, c.1910

Item: EG3055

Braunschweig, Dukedom. A House Order of Henry the Lion, 2nd Class Knight, c.1910

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Braunschweig, Dukedom. A House Order of Henry the Lion, 2nd Class Knight, c.1910

(Hausorden Ritterkreuz 2. Klasse). Issued 1877-1918. A silver Maltese cross with ball finals and light blue enameled arms, with a crowned cipher of Wilhelm between each arm of the cross; the obverse with a central red enameled medallion depicting a Hanoverian horse in-front of a white column; the reverse inscribed “IM MOTA FIDES”, and dated “1734”; the top of the cross with a Hanoverian lion, partially enameled crown, and enameled laurel stems; on a loop for suspension from its period original ribbon; measuring 38.33 mm (w) x 56.46 mm (h); weighing 21.8 grams; in overall near 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 eMedals.com.

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