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eMedals-Prussia, State. An Honour Cross for Ladies & Young Ladies with Onyx Core, by Wagner, c.1880

Item: EG3162

Prussia, State. An Honour Cross for Ladies & Young Ladies with Onyx Core, by Wagner, c.1880

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Prussia, State. An Honour Cross for Ladies & Young Ladies with Onyx Core, by Wagner, c.1880

(Verdienstkreuz für Frauen und Jungfrauen). Instituted on March 22, 1871. (Issued 1871). A cross pattee of multi-piece construction with a black onyx core decorated with a red and white enameled Geneva cross, the reverse dated “1870/71”, with a crown, and inscribed “AW” for “Wilhelm and Augusta”, on a double loop for suspension from its period original ladies ribbon, marked “W” for “Wagner & Sohn, Berlin” on the top edge of the frame, measuring 33.09 mm (w) x 33.07 mm (h), weighing 15.8 grams, in overall extremely fine condition.

Footnote: Only 2962 of this particular piece awarded. 


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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