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eMedals-Montenegro, Kingdom. An Order of Danilo I, Knight, c.1914

Item: EG2851

Montenegro, Kingdom. An Order of Danilo I, Knight, c.1914

Sale Date: November 7, 2018 Hammer Price


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Montenegro, Kingdom. An Order of Danilo I, Knight, c.1914

(Орден Књаза Данила I/Orden Knjaza Danila I). 2nd Model (1861-1918). Likely of French manufacture, in silver with black enamels, both centrepieces in Gold with red enamels, of fine quality, very sharp edges and points on the arms of the arms, measuring 38.7 mm (w) x 48.2 mm (h- inclusive of its integral suspension), intact enamels, on its original triangular ribbon with hook and eye, extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of Danilo I was the first Montenegrin dynastic and state Order established by Prince Danilo Petrović Njegoš in 1853, for the Independence of Montenegro in 1852-1853. Alterations were made to the appearance of the original decoration created by Prince Danilo, and during the rule of His Majesty King Nikola I Petrović Njegoš, the Order underwent two restructures. During the first restructure in 1861, three classes were introduced, while in the second restructure, from 1873, an additional class was added, so that not only is there a star in the 1st class but also a 2nd class with star was introduced. By 1922, the order consisted of five classes: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight. More changes occurred and today's five classes are: Grand Cross 1st Class, Grand Officer 2nd Class, Knight Commander 3rd Class, Knight 4th Class and Member 5th Class. This decoration is still awarded to prominent champions of the preservation of Montenegrin independence and, as indicated above, for other humanitarian, scientific, artistic and pro-social achievements pursuant to the conditions by which the Order is awarded were defined by statute. 

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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