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eMedals-Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, I Class Knight with Swords, c.1910

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Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, I Class Knight with Swords, c.1910

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Saxony, Kingdom. An Albrecht Order, I Class Knight with Swords, c.1910

(Albrechtsorden Ritterkreuz 1. Klasse, mit Schwerter). Issued 1899-1908, 1914-1918. A Latin cross constructed of silver gilt, with white enameled arms, and with a green enameled wreath and gilt crossed swords between the arms of the cross; the obverse with a central white enameled medallion bearing the leftward facing bust of Herzog Albrecht in gilt, surrounded by a blue enameled ring inscribed “Albertus Animous” (Latin - Albert the Merciful); the reverse with a crowned royal coat of arms in gilt, surrounded by a blue enameled ring, dated “1850”, along with arabesques; on a loop for suspension from its correct replacement ribbon; measuring 38.40 mm (w) x 51.20 mm (h); weighing 24.6 grams; with light flaking in the white enamels; the cross was also lacquered - possibly to preserve its sheen; in overall better than very fine condition.

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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