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eMedals-Braunschweig, Dukedom. An Order of Henry the Lion, I Class Star, by Hermann Jürgens, c.1918

Item: EG3051

Braunschweig, Dukedom. An Order of Henry the Lion, I Class Star, by Hermann Jürgens, c.1918

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Braunschweig, Dukedom. An Order of Henry the Lion, I Class Star, by Hermann Jürgens, c.1918

(Orden Heinrichs des Löwen, Bruststern zur I Klasse). Instituted 25 April 1834 by Duke Wilhelm VIII. (Issued 1908-1918). A late war or possible post war production, in frosted silver, consisting of an eight-pointed star, central red enameled medallion depicting a detailed white horse, within blue enameled ring, in turn bordered by gilt rings and bearing raised gilt Order motto “IMMOTA FIDES” (“UNBREAKABLE FIDELITY”), topped by royal crown with a knight’s helmet in black and white enamels at the bottom, reverse with maker’s mark reading “HERM. JÜRGENS, HOFJUWLIER, BRAUNSCHWEIG”, with barrel hinge and a narrow banjo-style pinback meeting a flat wire catch, pinback with silver hallmark of “900”, measuring 83.24 mm (w) x 83.78 mm (h), weighing 70.8 grams, with tarnishing of silver, enamel loss, and evidence of enamel repair to the horse, good/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 eMedals.com.

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