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eMedals-Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Grand Cross with Swords, c.1916

Item: EG3331a

Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Grand Cross with Swords, c.1916



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Oldenburg, Grand Duchy. A House & Merit Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Grand Cross with Swords, c.1916

(Haus und Verdienstorden von Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Großkreuz mit der goldenen Krone mit Schwertern). Instituted on 27 November 1838 by Paul Friedrich August von Oldenburg. (1856 (swords) -1918 Issue). A gilded silver, straight-armed cross pattée with white-enamelled arms, with gilded swords crossing through the centre, centre obverse presents the golden crowned monogram PFL (Peter Friedrich Ludwig) over a blue-enamelled field, bordered by a ring of red-enamel bearing the inscription EIN GOTT EIN RECHT EINE WAHRHEIT (ONE GOD ONE RIGHT ONE TRUTH), surmounted by a square eyelet attached to a Royal Crown, reverse centre presents a white-enamelled centre shield bearing the hand painted coat of arms of Oldenburg with an ermine coat and crown, the 12 o’clock arm bears the date 17 Jan 1755, the 3 o’clock arm bears the date 21 Mai 1829, the 6 o’clock arm bears the date 21 Nov 1838, the 9 o’clock arm bears the date 6 Jul 1785, measuring 57.15 mm (w) x 90.44 mm (h - inclusive of Imperial Crown with horizontally pierced ball suspension adorned by cross), weighing 50.5 grams, on loop for suspension from period original sash, with chip in centre blue enamel, with mild paint loss on reverse, and in very fine condition.

Footnote: 14 awarded the Grand Cross with Golden Crown and Swords. 

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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