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eMedals-Sardinia, Kingdom. A Civil Order of Savoy in Gold, Knight, c.1845

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Sardinia, Kingdom. A Civil Order of Savoy in Gold, Knight, c.1845



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Sardinia, Kingdom. A Civil Order of Savoy in Gold, Knight, c.1845

Ordine Civile di Savoia. Instituted in 1831. In Gold with light blue and white enamels, obverse centre with Gold cipher C.A. of Charles Albert, Duke of Savoy denoting the award was issued prior to his death in 1849, reverse centre presenting the institution date of 1831, weighing 12 grams, measuring 35.5 mm (w) x 35.5 mm (h), chipping evident in the white enamels on the reverse centre piece, original ribbon, very fine.

Footnote: The Civil Order of Savoy was founded as an order of knighthood in 1831 by the King of Sardinia, Charles Albert, Duke of Savoy. The intention was to reward those virtues not belonging to the existing Military Order of Savoy, founded by Vittorio Emanuele I in 1815. The order has one degree, that of Knight (Cavalieri dell'Ordine civile di Savoia) and is limited to seventy members. Admission is in the personal gift of the head of the House of Savoy. The letters ""C.A."" on the obverse substituted for ""V.E."" after the death of Charles Albert in 1849, the reverse bearing the inscription ""Al Merito Civile 1831"". The civil order was continued after the Unification of Italy in 1861, but has been suppressed by law since the foundation of the Republic in 1946. 

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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