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eMedals-Romania, Kingdom. A House Order of Hohenzollern, 2nd Class, Silver Grade Medal

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Romania, Kingdom. A House Order of Hohenzollern, 2nd Class, Silver Grade Medal

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Romania, Kingdom. A House Order of Hohenzollern, 2nd Class, Silver Grade Medal

Civil Division, Type II (1939-1947). In silver, measuring 32.8 mm, on its original military ribbon, mint.

Footnote: The classes of the Romanian version of the House Order were essentially the same as those of the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern, except that the Cross of Honour 3rd Class of the Romanian version could be awarded with Oak Leaves, and the Gold and Silver Medals could be awarded with a Crown. As with the Prussian and Hohenzollern versions, crossed swords could be used to indicate a wartime or combat award. Given the short existence of the order and the fact that Romania had a number of other decorations for valour and military merit (Order of Michael the Brave, Order of the Star of Romania, Order of the Crown of Romania, Air Force Bravery Order, Cross of Military Virtue, Air Force and Naval Bravery Crosses, Crosses and Medals for Faithful Service, Medals for Steadfastness and Loyalty), awards of the Romanian version of the House Order with swords are uncommon. 

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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