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eMedals-Portugal, Kingdom. A Military Order of the Christ, Grand Cross, Type I, c.1900

Item: EG719

Portugal, Kingdom. A Military Order of the Christ, Grand Cross, Type I, c.1900

Sale Date: December 27, 2017 Hammer Price

$1,426

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Portugal, Kingdom. A Military Order of the Christ, Grand Cross, Type I, c.1900

1st Oval Type. Pre-1918. An impressive and large sash badge in silver gilt with hand etched boarder, centre with large white enameled background displaying gold insignia with red and white enamels, 55 mm (w) x 88.2 mm (h-inclusive of large horizontally pierced integral ball suspension), red enamel loss to reverse, on fine period sash. Star with an ornate silver star with a gilt centre ring displaying finely enameled white flowers with green leaves, centre insignia in gold with red and white enamels, flaming heart of excellent quality affixed by two prongs, reverse with pin assembly and two stays, measuring 72 mm (w) x 82.3 mm (h - inclusive of black enameled cross), both badge and star in accompanying case of issue, interior lid marked Sousa, missing medal bed, bound in red leather with gold embossing, set over all 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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