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eMedals-Afghanistan, Kingdom. An Order of Bravery, Commander's Star, c.1926

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Afghanistan, Kingdom. An Order of Bravery, Commander's Star, c.1926


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Afghanistan, Kingdom. An Order of Bravery, Commander's Star, c.1926

(Nishan-i-Shuja'at). Instituted 1919 by King Amanu'llah. 1926-1929 Issue. Of local manufacture, a hollow star in blackened bronze, with rayed arms consisting of three wide-pointed ends alternating another three sharp-pointed ends, obverse centre in silver inscribing Arabic lettering, surrounding time of period Afghanistan’s coat of arms, reverse with diagonal pin assembly and catch, measuring 71.22 mm (w) x 69.88 mm (h), presenting strong oxidation on the star with recessed centre, good.

Footnote: The Order of Bravery was instituted by King Amanu'llah in 1919. The Order was presented in a single class in recognition of acts of gallantry. It is believed that the Order was expanded into 5 Classes in 1923, however, more research is necessary to confirm. The Order has been made obsolete in 1973. 


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

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