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eMedals-Iran, Qajar Dynasty. An Order of the Crown, II Class Grand Officer, by Arthus Bertrand, c.1920

Item: EG2926

Iran, Qajar Dynasty. An Order of the Crown, II Class Grand Officer, by Arthus Bertrand, c.1920

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Iran, Qajar Dynasty. An Order of the Crown, II Class Grand Officer, by Arthus Bertrand, c.1920

(Nishan-i-Taj). Instituted in 1913 (1332 AH) by Shah Ahmad Shah Qajar. Of French manufacture in silver gilt, consisting of a five-armed Maltese cross with white enamels, green borders, and ball finials, clusters of three individual rays in each quadrant, obverse centre featuring a silver gilt Iranian Crown with enamelled jewels on a blue enamelled field and laurel surround, reverse centre featuring silver gilt sun iconography on blue enamel, hallmarked on elongated suspension loop with boars head denoting French small silver guarantee post 1838, maker marked on loop by Arthus Bertrand, measuring 68.5 mm (w) x 94 mm (h - inclusive of horizontally pierced ball suspension), suspension composed of arcing laurels in green enamel, on original ribbon, with enamel loss and obverse centre loose, good/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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