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eMedals-Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Dutch Lion, I Class Grand Cross Star, c.1840

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Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Dutch Lion, I Class Grand Cross Star, c.1840

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Netherlands, Kingdom. An Order of the Dutch Lion, I Class Grand Cross Star, c.1840

(De Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw). Instituted 1815. 1815-1850 Issue. An impressive embroidered star in silver gilt, consisting of a rolled bullion wire Maltese Cross filed with silvered and gilded raised sequins, presenting ball finials, encompassed by a multiple ray eight pointed star in rolled bullion wire and gilded sequins in various textures, obverse centre in blue thread with sewn bullion wire lettering "VIRTUS NOBILI TAT" (Virtue Ennobles), reverse in dark green leather, measuring 91.11 mm (w) x 90.74 mm (h), with wear, denting on some of the raised rays, otherwise near extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of the Netherlands Lion was founded by King William I of the Netherlands on 29 September 1815. It is awarded to those who have displayed proof of their patriotism, of loyalty and zeal in the execution of their civic duties or who have achieved special merit in sciences and arts. 

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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