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eMedals-Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Grand Cross Star, c. 1860

Item: EG3327

Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Grand Cross Star, c. 1860



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Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Grand Cross Star, c. 1860

(Haus und Verdiesnt Orden des Herzogs Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Bruststern zum Großkreuz mit der goldenen Krone). Instituted on November 27, 1838 by Grand Duke Paul Friedrich August. (Issued 1841-1918). An eight pointed multi-rayed silver star, the obverse with a dark blue central enameled medallion depicting the Gold crowned cipher of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, surrounded by a broad red ring of enamels, inscribed “EIN GOTT EIN RECHT EINE WAHRHEIT” (One God, One Righteousness, One Truth), the reverse plain reinforced tips on each of the eight arms, and with a vertical pinback and a functional hinge/catch assembly, marked “Womack” on the reverse, and interestingly with a Dutch dolphin hallmark which although originally denoting silver fineness of less than 250, was also sometimes mistakenly used on foreign objects, measuring 81.93 mm (w) x 81.86 mm (h), weighing 37.8 grams, light patina, overall extremely fine condition.

Footnote. Only 277 of this particular class were issued. 


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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