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  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914
  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914
  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914
  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914
  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914
  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914
  • Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914

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Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914

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Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, Commander with Swords, by G.A. Scharffenberg, c.1914

(Albrechts-Orden). Instituted 31 December 1850 by King Friedrich August II. Second Model 1876-1918 “Young Portrait Type.” (1889, 1901, 1914-1918). A 32-pointed, multiple ray silver star with crossed gilt Roman swords, centre obverse in white enamel featuring the Gold right-facing head of Duke Albrecht, surrounded by a narrow light blue enameled border with the Gold inlaid inscription “ALBERTUS ANIMOSUS” (“Albert the Bold”), bottom featuring two arabesques, separated by a small six-pointed golden star, reverse centre presents the Kingdom of Saxony coat of arms, bordered by the maker’s inscription “G.A. Scharffenberg, Dresden - Goldarbeiter F.D.K.S. Ordenscanz,” with a vertical banjo-style pin with a barrel hinge and a broad wire catch, measuring 85.94 mm (w) x 87.21 mm, weighing 53.8 g, swords slightly loose, with Goodwin collector's tags on reverse, remains extremely fine condition.

Footnote:The Albrecht Order Commander’s Cross Breast Star with Swords was awarded to 174 recipients. See, Jörg Nimmergut, Deutsche Orden und Ehrenzeichen Bis 1945: Sachsen-Württemberg I (München: Zentralstelle für wissenschaftliche Ordenskunde, 1999), 1245-1246.

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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