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eMedals-China, Beiyang Government. A Cao Kun Memorial Decoration, c.1925

Item: EG469

China, Beiyang Government. A Cao Kun Memorial Decoration, c.1925

Sale Date: July 11, 2018 Hammer Price


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China, Beiyang Government. A Cao Kun Memorial Decoration, c.1925

( 曹锟 ) Commander in Cheif of Zhi Lu Yu Province. In hollow silver gilt, consisting a multi armed star, obverse centre with image of Cao Kun in military dress with red enamel boardering, reverse centre applique in fine light blue enamels with crossed flags of the Republic of China (1912 -1928) and the Chinese Republic Army Standard, measuring 51 mm (w) x 55 mm (h - inclusive of integral suspension), with reverse centre slightly turned counter clockwise and enamel loss, good/fine.

Footnote: Cao Kun was a Chinese warlord and politician, who served the President of the Republic of China from 1923 to 1924, as well as the military leader of the Zhili clique in the Beiyang Army. He also served as a trustee of the Catholic University of Peking. 

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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