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Persian Effigy medals of Qajar period

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Oh, I mean of those guys on the "minus one" photo posted by Nick - with ambassador to Russia in the center of a group. You are SO fast, Nick!:)

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You are SO fast, Nick! :)

Back in Moscow they call me "fast keys Nick" :lol:

Regards,

Nick

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Have you ever seen Victoria's Aftab star, friend?

Nope.

At least not at contemporary photos or paintings ;)

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Yes, Victoria was the only one who received both a new Order of Aftab and the Royal Portrait during this Eiropean trip of the Shah. The English translation of Shah's memoirs name this badge as an "Order of My Own Portrait". BTW (we all remember:) the ribband across Victoria's shoulder is of the Order of Aftab. I'd like to know who made this photoset of Victoria in Persian decorations (there are several photos of the Queen in these insignias). I have no any proofs, but I believe it could be Shah himself - he was a great fan of photography:)

Hi Mitya,

Here is the link to the Victoria pic site:

http://fouman.com/Y/Picture_Farsi-Qajar_Queen_Victoria_Naseroddin_Shah_Medallion.htm

Thanks for your confirmation of Queen Victoria's awards! I don't think the site mentions who took the photo.

Markus

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Reza Shah together with his faithful Cossack brigade officers.

Beetween 1923 and 1925.

Quite rare photo ;)

Great photos Nick!

Thanks.

Markus

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And another very interesting and beatifully made Imperial Portrait.

This type it is "the last one" - Ahmed Mirza (reg. 1909 – 1925, born 1898).

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An effigy medal in the Spada collection.

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An effigy medal in the Spada collection.

Amazing piece!

Thanks for posting Markus!

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Ok.

Take a deep breath.

Take a dose of cardiac ;)

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Reverse of this photo with the name of cavalier ;)

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By the way, this photo was sold couple of years ago in Russia for 1200$ ...

Cheers,

Nick

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What an incredible find! Great portrait loaded with medals and character! Thanks Nick!

Markus

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... loaded with medals and character!

You said it mate!

Even rising sun!

Not to mention non-Christians Russians ...

Cheers,

Nick

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Now something quite unusual.

Zeli-Sultan in Austrian uniform.

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Straight from Nasser David Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, London

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