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eMedals-Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander with Swords, V Class Officer, c.1920

Item: EG2663

Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander with Swords, V Class Officer, c.1920

Sale Date: October 31, 2018 Hammer Price

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Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander with Swords, V Class Officer, c.1920

(Орден ""Свети Александър""). Instituted in 1881 by King Alexander I. Type II, 1908-1946 issue. In silver, an enameled white Pattêe Cross, obverse centre featuring a red enameled background with stylized inscription reading “St. Alexander”, surrounded by the motto СЪ НАМИ БОГЪ (God with us), reverse centre in white enamels inscribed 19 ФЕВРАЛЪ 1878 (18 February 1878), the date of the signing of the Treaty of San Stefano, surmounted by two crossed sword also in silver denoting courage in peacetime, measuring 38.56 mm (w) x 48.73 mm (h - inclusive of integral ball), presenting stained enamels and toned silver on the reverse, suspended by Austrian style triangular ribbon with hook and eye, very fine.

Footnote: This Order was founded by Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria, and he named it to honour St. Alexander Nevsky. The Order was awarded by the Bulgarian sovereign to Bulgarians and foreign citizens in recognition of loyal service within civil and military spheres that benefited Bulgaria and the Monarch.

 

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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