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  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916
  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916
  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916
  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916
  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916
  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916

Item: EG543

Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916

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Hesse-Darmstadt, Grand Duchy. An Order of the Star of Brabant, II Class Commander Cross, c.1916

(Stern vom Brabant, Komturkreuz 2. Klasse). Instituted 14.06.1914 by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig. (Issued 1916-1918). The cross constructed of silver gilt with rounded and gray-blue enameled arms, along with a ring depicting a ribbed core between the arms of the cross, obverse with an enameled central medallion adorned by a star consisting of four large points, and four smaller points between the arms of the star, reverse with a similar central enameled medallion, inscribed “H” and a crown in silver gilt, on a small ring and broad silver gilt for suspension from its period original shortened neck ribbon, measuring 54.04 mm (w) x 60.06 mm (h - inclusive of its smaller suspension ring), measuring 33.4 grams, some loss of the gilt finish throughout, in overall better than very fine condition. Extremely rare.

Footnote: Only 3 of this particular class awarded, being 1) The Royal Prussian Supreme Administrative Judiciary Dr. Kühne on 9.11.1916, 2) The Secret Court Counselor Willem de Haan on 13.3.1917, 3) The Secret Counselor of Commerce Siegmund Heichelheim on 17.8.1918.

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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