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  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910
  • Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910

Item: EG2815

Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910

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Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Lion, I Class Grand Cross, by JMJ van Wielik, c.1910

(De Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw). Instituted 1815. An elaborate and detailed star in silver gilt, consisting of an eight pointed star, each arm composed of clusters of five alternating scaled and smooth armed rays, with large Maltese cross with ball finials affixed at centre, stylized "W" in each quadrant for King William I of the Netherlands who instituted the order on 29 September 1815, obverse centre with blue enamels and order Motto Virtus Nobilitat, reverse centre with maker cartouche for JMJ van Wielik, La Haye, dual stays and large principle pin assembly, with Dutch silver hallmark on both pin and catch denoting silver manufacture between 1906-1953, makers marked on pin with W.S., measuring 82 mm (w) x 77 mm (h), with 12 o'clock ray turned inwards, toned silver, near 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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