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eMedals-Poland, Duchy of Warsaw. A Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari, 5th Class, c.1807

Item: EG1263

Poland, Duchy of Warsaw. A Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari, 5th Class, c.1807



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Poland, Duchy of Warsaw. A Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari, 5th Class, c.1807

Type II. 1807-1808. (Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari) An early cross of quality French manufacture in silver with ball finials, with fine black enamel detailing and script, obverse Gold centre proudly displaying left facing white enameled eagle with green laurel surround, reverse Gold centre with blue enameled rider, date of 1792, green enameled laurel surround, hallmarked on integral ball suspension with French silver guarantee boars head as well as specialized series 2 ordinance Bigorne hallmarked in the form of a grasshopper profile, therefore these two hallmarks together denote that this cross was made between May 8th 1838 and December 1846, produced for a veteran of the Napoleonic war, measuring 27.2 mm (w) x 33 mm (h - inclusive of integral suspension), a fine and rare cross, extremely fine.


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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