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eMedals-Czechoslovakia, First Republic. An Order of the White Lion, 2nd Class Grand Officer, by Karnet Kysely

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Czechoslovakia, First Republic. An Order of the White Lion, 2nd Class Grand Officer, by Karnet Kysely


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Czechoslovakia, First Republic. An Order of the White Lion, 2nd Class Grand Officer, by Karnet Kysely

(Řád Bílého lva). Institution Date 1922. Crowned Lions. A Large neck badge in silver gilt consisting of a five armed cross with red enamels and ball finials, gilt leaflets in each quadrant, obverse centre presenting a large silver crowned Czech lion with national crest, reverse centre with motto PRAVDA VÍTĚZÍ (Truth Prevails), coat of arms of the former parts of Czechoslovakia on each arm (Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia and Carpathian Ruthenia), with hollow leaflet suspension and enameled elongated suspension loop, measuring 59 mm (w) x 120 mm (h - inclusive of suspension loop), on period ribbon, extremely fine. Accompanied by the star of the order, consisting of a large solid multi rayed base in silver, centre presenting a silver crowned Czech lion with Motto surround PRAVDA VÍTĚZÍ (Truth Prevails) on a red enameled background, reverse presenting makers cartouche of Karnet Kysely, hallmarked on pin KK, dual stays and pin assembly, measuring 87.2 mm (w) x 87 mm (h), toned silver, extremely 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

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