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eMedals-Thailand, Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Crown, I Class Grand Cross, by J. W. Benson, c.1935

Item: EG2980

Thailand, Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Crown, I Class Grand Cross, by J. W. Benson, c.1935

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Thailand, Kingdom. A Most Noble Order of the Crown, I Class Grand Cross, by J. W. Benson, c.1935

(เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติยศยิ่งมงกุฎไทย). Instituted in 1869. Type II. 1873-1941 issue. Of British manufacture, sash badge in silver gilt consisting of green and red enamel flower petals, obverse centre presenting detailed embossed Royal iconography, reverse with Thai characters, surmounted by a tri-petal suspension in silver gilt, with maker’s mark of J. W. BENSON, LONDON, measuring 48.22 mm (w) x 73.76 mm (h - inclusive of suspension), suspended by original sash ribbon on an ornament loop suspension, with gilt loss and light enamel wear, very fine. Accompanied by the fine star of the Order, also consisting of an outer ring of alternating green and red petals, obverse centre exhibiting enameled Royal iconography, on a pleasant blue enameled feild, reverse with flat pin assembly, marked by maker’s mark of J. W. BENSON, LONDON, measuring 70.89 mm (w) x 70.20 mm (h), presenting minor cracked enamels, extremely fine.

Footnote: The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand was established in 1861 by King Rama IV of the Kingdom of Siam. It is regularly awarded to government officials for each five years of service, making it Thailand's most-awarded order.

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 eMedals.com.

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