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Persia - Order of the Lion and the Sun

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Thanks Nick for that beauty! I love the lion painting! He looks like is on something with his wild bulging eyes! Lol! Very rare type!

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Hi Nick,

I think this beauty has been posted before. See post #262 and # 267 of this thread. The box is an order of the Aghdas and it looks like the top is missing. See post # 100 this thread. A real beauty! :love:

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A very nice Early Bertrand piece. See post #16, I have the same type in my collection and it has an early Bertrand mark stamped on the ring. These early Bertrand's certainly are nice and very distinctive!

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One more Serbian recipient :D

General Stevan Hadžić (Стеван Хаџић), wiki page in Serbian: http://sr.wikipedia.org/sr/%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD_%D0%A5%D0%B0%D1%9F%D0%B8%D1%9B

Apart from Lion and the Sun amazing set of decorations, I would especially point out Russian St. George and St. Vladimir and Romanian Order of Michael the Brave :love:

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You're right, but luckily I was able to find "complete" photo in some book and I just had to scan it and post it here :)

Unfortunately my scanner is not in good shape so the photo is not that great..

Original size.


Makes me feel really proud every time I see one of our guys with that order :)

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You're right, but luckily I was able to find "complete" photo in some book and I just had to scan it and post it here :)

Thanks man :beer:

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A recent auction by Bonhams had some great Persian medals. This is a very early Lion and Sun medal circa 1820 according to Bonhams. Was in the MacNamara collection. Hammered at $6,030 US.

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A very early piece Lion and Sun with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, at Bonhams auction. This piece appears to have been taken off the bidding schedule. Circa 1820 also formally in the Robert MacNamara collection. Estimate was from $24,000 to $32,000US. The painting is rather incredible with a praise worthy mustached lion.

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Another Jeweled piece in the Bonhams auction with a medallion that is rather typical of Persian pieces. This one appears to be also withdrawn from the auction. This piece also had diamonds, emeralds and rubies. Estimate was for $19,000 to $24,000 US.

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Bonhams Auction. A very unique Lion and Sun thought to be Russian made. Gorgeous Medallion painting! Circa 1820 with screw back plate. This medal is also from the former Robert MacNarmara collection. Hammered at $12,060 US.

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Bonhams Auction, circa 1870 French made 2nd class Breast star with stars. Medallion definitely looks like a Halley made. Hammered for $11,055 US.

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Bonhams circa 1860 Russian made 2nd class Breast star with paste stones. Hammered at $3,819 US.

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Bonhams circa 1880 Lion and Sun with paste stones, Austrian made. Hammered at $9,648 US.

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Bonhams auction. A circa 1900 British made breast star by Walker and Hall in Sheffield England. Most Unusual a rare piece. Hammered at $2,613.

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Bonhams auction. A circa 1890 Russian made Breast star with paste stones, military division. The medallion looks Persian made. Eight pointed star would suggest 1st class star. Hammered at $8,422 US.

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Bonhams auction. A first class breast star with paste stones circa 1880, French made. The medallion looks like a Lemaitre painting. The sun has a nice hair piece, which is pretty rare and early example.

Hammered at $11,055.

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