Bavaria. A Royal Merit Order of St. Michael Cross Fourth Class by Eduard Quell-Horst

Item #EG587


A fine example of a 1910-1918 Issue Bavarian Royal Merit Order of St. Michael Cross Fourth Class (Bayerisch-Königlicher Verdienstorden vom heiligen Michael); a silver cross pattée with blue enamels; the obverse with a silver disc depicting St. Michael slaying a dragon - his shield reads “Quis Ut Deus” (Latin - Who [is] like God?); the reverse inscribed “Viruti” (Latin - Virtue); suspended from a swivel crown suspension, with a horizontally pierced ball and loop for suspension, marked “EQ” for “Eduard Quell-Horst, München), with its period original ribbon; measuring 36.08 mm x 60.91 mm; weighing 20.8 grams; with the enamels severely chipped; in overall fair 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