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eMedals-Morocco. An Order of Ouissam Alaouite, V Class Knight, c.1920

Item: EG2600

Morocco. An Order of Ouissam Alaouite, V Class Knight, c.1920

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Morocco. An Order of Ouissam Alaouite, V Class Knight, c.1920

Type I (1913-1934). Instituted in 1913. Of local manufacture, in silver gilt with red and white enamels, gilt on the reverse centrepiece and on the ribbon of the wreath suspension, type I as defined by the inscriptions on the arms on the obverse, measuring 41 mm (w) x 65.2 mm (h) inclusive of its wreath and laterally-pierced ball suspension, scattered gilt wear and light contact on the reverse centrepiece, near extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of Ouissam Alaouite (AKA Sharifian Order of Al-Alaoui) is a military decoration of Morocco which is bestowed by the King of Morocco upon those civilians and military officers who have displayed heroism in combat or have contributed meritorious service to the Moroccan state. The decoration was established on January 11, 1913 in replacement of the Order of Ouissam Hafidien. It is awarded in five classes: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight. 

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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