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eMedals-Sweden, Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Seraphim, Knight’s Collar, c.1930

Item: EG3342

Sweden, Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Seraphim, Knight’s Collar, c.1930

Sale Date: January 30, 2019 Hammer Price

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Sweden, Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Seraphim, Knight’s Collar, c.1930

(Kungliga Serafimerorden). Instituted 23 February 1748 by King Frederick I. In bronze gilt, consisting of ten gilded figures of Seraphim displaying slight differences between their facial expressions, each one surrounded by detailed wings, featuring prominent Christian symbolism, alternating with ten light-blue enamel Patriarchal Crosses with gilded borders, each of these are linking by three loops on the top and five loops on the bottom, with plain reverse on each link, measuring 1340 mm of length, missing one Seraphim and one Patriarchal Cross, showing evident casting links, as well as repaired enamels, one link with partial enamel loss, presenting a central hook to wear the badge and loop suspension directly opposite to the former, with lost of the second loop suspension and both catches, overall good condition.

Footnote: Founded as a matter of protocol between Russia and Sweden after the 1741-1743 War, the Order of the Seraphim has been awarded in recognition of significant contributions to the Swedish charities and eminent humanitarian work. The Order participated in the planning and construction of the Seraphim Hospital in Stockholm, and took care of it until its close in 1980. The Order has a unique class that is still conferred exclusively upon foreigners since 1975, and upon the Royal family since 1995. 

 

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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