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eMedals-Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Principality. A I Class Honour Cross in Gold, with Oak-Leaves, c.1915

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Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Principality. A I Class Honour Cross in Gold, with Oak-Leaves, c.1915

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Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Principality. A I Class Honour Cross in Gold, with Oak-Leaves, c.1915

(Fürstlich Schwarzburgisches Ehrenkreuz I. Klasse mit Eichenbruch). Instituted June 9, 1857. (Issued 1915-1918). A Gold Maltese cross with white enameled arms, the obverse with a central oval shaped and framed blue enameled medallion bearing a Gold rampant lion, the reverse with a similar central oval shaped and framed blue enameled medallion, inscribed with the royal crowned monogram of Günter Friedrich in Gold, suspended from a set of privately added oak-leaves dated “1914/1915”, and suspended from a double looped Gold ring from its period original neck ribbon, measuring 46.83 mm (w) x 50.42 mm (h - not including its oak-leaves), weighing 28.8 grams, in overall extremely fine.

 

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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