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eMedals-Turkey, Ottoman Empire. An Order of Charity, I Class Star in Gold, Diamonds, & Rubies, c.1900

Item: EG2379

Turkey, Ottoman Empire. An Order of Charity, I Class Star in Gold, Diamonds, & Rubies, c.1900

Sale Date: May 30, 2018 Hammer Price

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Turkey, Ottoman Empire. An Order of Charity, I Class Star in Gold, Diamonds, & Rubies, c.1900

(Derece Murassa Sefkat Nişanı). Instituted 1878. Type I. A star of exquisite example consisting of a Gold star with ball finials, each arm expertly enameled with etched under detailings, with clusters of nine silver rays in each quadrant, each ray with inlaid diamonds, laurel wreath overlay composed of Gold with green enamels and ruby berries, obverse centre with a fine central Gold medallion inscribed “In the name of the God, the forgiver, the merciful”, surrounded by an extremely well executed ring of green enamels, inscribed “Humanity, Assistance, Patriotism” in Arabic; consisting of 89 old rose-cut diamonds and 35 rubies, missing only single stone at the twelve o’clock position; the reverse plain, with a central golden medallion depicting the tughra of Abdulhamid II (1876-1909); measuring 62.90 mm (w) x 64.67 mm (h); weighing 51.2 grams; reverse with no attachment point, 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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