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eMedals-Imperial Russia. A Fine Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd Class Neck Badge in Gold, Military Division

Item: EG1483

Imperial Russia. A Fine Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd Class Neck Badge in Gold, Military Division

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$5,400

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Imperial Russia. A Fine Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd Class Neck Badge in Gold, Military Division

c.1890 A premium "bombe"-type cross finely manufactured in gold with typically well executed red, white and black enamels, obverse centrepeice is extremely well done, with finely applied gold and hand painted detailing, well hallmarked on reverse on both swords 56 zolotniks ( 14kt gold), as well as Kokoshnik assay marked of woman's head, also marked zolotniki fineness number "56" on the integral ring, reverse of ring has makers mark, cross measures 39.58 mm (w) x 44.54mm (h - including ring), on a full-length original neck ribbon with elasticized straps housing a hook and eye closure, 2 o'clock sword with fine period repair (reaffixed to order body in reverse), period replacement loop in bronze, intact enamels, extremely fine.

Footnote: With no gold lettering on arms, this particular cross was awarded solely for military merit or valour.

 

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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