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eMedals-Austria, Empire. An Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, First Class, c.1914

Item: EG027

Austria, Empire. An Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, First Class, c.1914

Sale Date: June 13, 2018 Hammer Price

$1,040

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Austria, Empire. An Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, First Class, c.1914

(Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz 1. Klasse). Multi-piece construction of silver, with red and white enameled arms; the obverse with a white enameled central medallion with a red enameled cross, circumscribed “Patriae ag Humanitati” (Latin - Country and Humanity), with a war decoration consisting of a laurel and oak wreath fastened to the cross; the reverse consisting of red and white enamels, with a central white enameled medallion dated “1864-1914”, surrounded by a red enameled ring; on a loop for suspension from its period original neck ribbon; the cross is marked with a Hound hallmark for silver content, a set of double “A” marks on loop, makers mark of overlaid ""SS"", measuring 47.85 mm (w) x 61.22 mm (h); weighing 36.6 grams with its ribbon; 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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