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eMedals-Saxony. A 1913-1918 Issue Maria-Anna Order Cross Third Class by G.A. Scharffenberg

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Saxony. A 1913-1918 Issue Maria-Anna Order Cross Third Class by G.A. Scharffenberg

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Saxony. A 1913-1918 Issue Maria-Anna Order Cross Third Class by G.A. Scharffenberg

" A 1913-1918 issue Saxon Maria-Anna Order Cross Third Class (Maria-Anna Orden Kreuz III Klasse); a silver cross pattée with blue enameled arms, with inward-rounded arms and cut off tips; the obverse with a central silver medallion depicting a leftward facing bust of Maria-Anna; the reverse with a central silver medallion, inscribed “MA” in script; suspended from a double loop suspension and its period original ribbon, with a collector’s tag attached to the reverse; maker marked “G” for “Juwelierfirma G.A. Scharffenberg” on the lower arm; measuring 32.72 mm x 34.44 mm; with the enamels extremely well preserved; in extremely fine condition.

Footnote: Only 78 crosses of this type were 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 eMedals.com.

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