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    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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    Awards of the Arab World - full size & miniature.
    British awards to Arab recipients.
    Imperial Ethiopian awards.
    Medals of Azad Hind & Bahawalpur.

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  1. Peter, Many thanks - I would concur. I believe the Medal Rolls are for both the Medal and Star are at the British Library - a task when I am next on leave from Saudi.. Again thank you. Regards, Owain
  2. Gentlemen, I have recently obtained a worn Afghanistan Medal 1878-80 , claps Kabul to "PTE Khyroodeen, 28th Bombay Infantry". He may have also been entitled to a Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, however British Battles & Medals make no reference to the unit, but other sources make reference to the unit being at Kandahar. Of course if he was present he would have been entitled to the Kandahar clasp to the medal as well. Perhaps if there is no clasp then he was not there and thus not entitled to the Kabul to Kandahar Star. My field of expertise is Arab world so this is all somewhat new to me. Any thoughts / suggestions? Owain
  3. Dear Mark, Further to studying the photo of your grandfather I am almost certain that he is also wearing the Order of the Star of Ethiopia - instituted by Emperor Menelik II in the late 1880's. Do you have any idea as when the photograph was taken? The neck badge is of an early type and I would suggest he received it in the 1890's. Was he on a Mission to Addis Ababa. Kind regards, Owain P.S. I suspect the big star in the centre is Ottoman.
  4. Gieth, OK - I am sorry I do not have one - they are scarce pieces to find either military or civil issues. I have been collecting for over 25 years and I am still looking for one. Good luck, Owain
  5. Geith, Are you trying to sell one or are you wanting to buy one? Owain
  6. Please Help To identify Medal

    Nick, The is a commemorative medallion marking in 1978 the 10th Anniversary of the 1968 Ba'ath Revolution which brought the Ba'ath party to power and ultimately to the rule of Saddam Hussein. The case bears the inscription "Central Bank of Iraq". It is not an order or medal to be worn. No uniform (wearable) medal was issued to mark this anniversary. Kind regards, Owain
  7. buying medals in Kuwait

    Caz, Not been there for a while but from my previous visits no success at all. Try you hotel for suggestions as to junk shops although much which passes for antiques in Bahrain, Saudi , Oman or UAE comes from India or Pakistan and should viewed with a degree of cynicism. Regards, Owain
  8. Gentlemen, Just to reiterate, as far as the Kuwaitis are concerned it is an 'Order' and Spink did not make it nor did they subcontract it to anyone else. Kind regards, Owain
  9. Please Help To identify Medal

    Nubirus, It is, I believe, a 1967 Lebanese military college pocket badge. I think it may be missing a central device. Regards, Owain
  10. The Silver Plate from Egypt

    Nick, As noted it is 900 silver made in Cairo and the date mark is for the period commencing 1 October 1985 to 8 October 1989. Regards, Owain
  11. Unknown Medal

    Nick, The obverse has Gamal Abdulnasser of Egypt and I suspect it is one of the many souvenir or memento medals issued during the 1950s and 1960s. I can't read the obverse script other than the last word which is 'the nation'. Kind regards, Owain
  12. Finland Minis

    Tomasz, Superb quality, Owain
  13. Kingdom of Egypt (1922-1953)

    Nothing specific at all in all three museums. I'll next be in Cairo in October and will again visit both the Abdeen Palace and the Military Museum - the latter I believe was set up many years ago with the assistance of all people the North Koreans hence there is a somewhat propaganda driven feel to the whole place. The Abdeen Palce is nice but 'could be better' but all in all both are well worth a visit. Regards, Owain P.S. On another matter I note your post on HM Yacht Maroussa - do you have any information on its predecessor HMS Noor al Bahr?
  14. Kingdom of Egypt (1922-1953)

    Chris , I visited the BA in February and whilst I can confirm that it is well worth a visit if you are in Alexandria, there is no medal display or exhibit. There are a few medals on display at the National Museum and also at the Jewellery Museum but the displays of themselves would not justify a visit to Alexandria. Kind regards, Owain
  15. Miniatures of Japanese Orders and Medals

    Gentlemen , Another Rising Sun miniature - this time in an Ethiopian led group of miniatures to Ato Mesfin Abebe. Regards, Owain