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eMedals-Honduras, Republic. An Order of Francisco Morazan, I Class Grand Cross Star, by Cravanzola-Gardino, c.1948

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Honduras, Republic. An Order of Francisco Morazan, I Class Grand Cross Star, by Cravanzola-Gardino, c.1948


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Honduras, Republic. An Order of Francisco Morazan, I Class Grand Cross Star, by Cravanzola-Gardino, c.1948

(Orden de Francisco Morazán). Instituted 1941. A smooth armed eight-pointed silver star, featuring obverse centre consisting of a white enameled Maltese cross in silver gilt, surrounded by beautiful enameled green laurel wreath also in silver gilt, centre medallion depicting the bust of Francisco Morazan surrounded by the inscription FRANCISCO MORAZAN 1792-1842 on an enameled blue border also in silver gilt, reverse with pin assembly, marked with maker’s mark of SUCC. CRAVANZOLA E. GARDINO, measuring 74.29 mm (w) x 74.54 mm (h), with toned silver and minor lost of green enamels, near to extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of Francisco Morazan was instituted in Honduras by decree of March 1, 1941. It is awarded to Honduran and foreign citizens in recognition of extraordinary achievements in military, scientific, literary, artistic, and humanitarian activities. Francisco Morazan was a central Honduran politician who was president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1830 to 1839, and he was the head of state of Honduras in 1827-1830. 

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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