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The first photo below is of another miniature of a Republic of Egypt Order of Independence (Nisah al-Istiklal) from a 2014 auction by H. D. Rauch (lot 4682), archived on the acsearch.info website (https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=Egypt&category=4&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ot=1&images=1&thesaurus=1&order=0&currency=usd&company=).

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No dimensions or manufacturer is specified for this Republic of Egypt Order of Independence miniature. This example (above) shows some differences from other miniatures of this medal I Illustrated on this thread in the 1st photo on 25 April, 2018 and in the 1st photo on 30 July, 2018. The example above notably lacks the dots present in the outer white and blue margins of the central medallion of both of the previously illustrated examples. 

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The image above shows a group of 6 miniatures from a 2014 auction by H. D. Rauch (lot 4682), also archived on the acsearch.info website (https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=Egypt&category=4&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ot=1&images=1&thesaurus=1&order=0&currency=usd&company=). This group includes, from L to R, Tunisia: Order of the Republic; Egypt; Order the Republic,  Syria; Order of Civil Merit; a second example of the Egyptian Order of the Republic;  Lebanon: National Order of the Cedar; and Morocco: Order of the Throne. 

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Above are 2 examples of miniatures of the Egyptian Order of Ismail from a recent 2018 auction of La Galleria Numismatique, featured on the Sixdbid.com website. On the L is a 3rd Class Commander grade of this mini, indicted by the rosette and silver galon (https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5367&category=168960&lot=4479891). It is identified as 30 mm tall by 20 mm wide and made of silver. On the L is a 4th Class Officer mini, indicated by the rosette and lack of a galon (https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5367&category=168960&lot=4479892). This Officer Class mini also is identified as silver and measuring 30 mm tall and 20 mm wide.  Both of these appear to be older miniatures, comparable to the examples I illustrated on this thread in the 1st photo on 6 December 2017, my post of 11 Decemebr 2017, and that Owain shows in his  (upper row 2nd from R) on his post here of 11 December, 2017 (and the reverse of that mini in his 1st photo on the post of 12 December 2017, also upper row 2nd from R). The two minis above and the ones I listed as comparable are different from what appears to be a more recently manufactured  version I illustrated in the 2nd photo on 6 December, 2017 (on the R) that lacks the Khedival crown as part of the suspension device and is associated with the somewhat unusual mini in the L of that photo with very abbreviated design based on the sash badge (1st Class, Grand Cordon) and neck badge (2nd Class, Grand Officer along with a chest star; and 3rd Class Commander that has a neck badge only as the full-sized regalia). The configuration of the 3rd Class mini above contrasts with the example  I illustrated here on 16 October, 2018 that has a rosette and silver galon, that made me wonder whether the 3rd Class mini might more appropriately be the neck badge form. Rather than representing different medal forms for different classes, these appear to show that older miniatures of the Order of Ismail (likely from before it was discontinued in 1952) are distinctly different from those that probably date even much more recently than the 1952 termination of this award (except as "royal exile" awards as discussed by 922F on 5 December 2017 in the thread I started: "Question about the Order of Ismail/Nishan al-Ismail" on  7 November,  2017 here in the Middle East & Arab States section). It appears all of the clearly older forms of the mini employ the design of the chest star for this order, and several more recent miniatures Order of Ismail medals use the sash badge/neck star design (shown in this thread on the 2nd photo of 6 December, 2017; the oddly configured modern piece in the 4th photo on 6 December, 2017 from falera-et-orbis.com inventory of "in-stock" minis; and the inexpensive eBay example manufactured in 2015 in the 5th photo from my 6 December, 2017 post, as well as that shown on 16 October, 2018). 

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Rusty, I am very impressed with your array of Middle Eastern Awards.  I love the beautiful enameling and unique designs they implement in their awards.  Each one is a beautiful piece of art.  Thank you for sharing.

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I am not a collector, none of these are items I own. I joined this site to find out more about the Order of Ismail that my wife's great grandfather was awarded (2nd Class, Grand Officer), probably at the end of his term in 1936 as a District Court Judge in Cairo on the International Mixed Courts. I also have been researching a table medal (probably struck in 1910) he obtained commemorating the anniversary of the coronation of Abbas Hilmi II and his return form his pilgrimage to Al Medina & Mecca. The GMIC participation has also led me into some other fun avenues, such as periodically contributing to this thread that Owain set up in response to some questions I had about miniatures of the Order of Ismail. I am providing the sources of the images I include because I do not own any of these items and want to provide credit for these photos. I just come across them in some of the research I'm doing on the family pieces from Egypt, the Egyptian Mixed Courts, and trying to educate myself about this time period. 

 

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20 hours ago, Rusty Greaves said:

I am not a collector, none of these are items I own. I joined this site to find out more about the Order of Ismail that my wife's great grandfather was awarded (2nd Class, Grand Officer), probably at the end of his term in 1936 as a District Court Judge in Cairo on the International Mixed Courts. I also have been researching a table medal (probably struck in 1910) he obtained commemorating the anniversary of the coronation of Abbas Hilmi II and his return form his pilgrimage to Al Medina & Mecca. The GMIC participation has also led me into some other fun avenues, such as periodically contributing to this thread that Owain set up in response to some questions I had about miniatures of the Order of Ismail. I am providing the sources of the images I include because I do not own any of these items and want to provide credit for these photos. I just come across them in some of the research I'm doing on the family pieces from Egypt, the Egyptian Mixed Courts, and trying to educate myself about this time period. 

 

Well,

I definitely appreciate your conversation and contributions.  What happened to these awards from your wife's relatives?  I hope they are still in the family somewhere.

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Paul, I am most grateful for your kind words and interest in this fun string that Owain set up. In relation to the Order of Ismail and the Abbas Hilmi II Commemorative Medal, they are still in the family. No one has seen the Mixed Courts Judges' Badge that Judge Pierre Crabitès would have worn when he sat in Court in Cairo, and occasionally on the circuit to Mansourah and Port Said. 

Currently in relation to this thread, I'm just stumbling into images of minis to just throw in here. I know very little about any of the full-sized awards these represent, other than some of the Egyptian ones. Of course. all of these medals are covered in-depth in other threads here, principally in this "Middle East & Arab States" section identified as "Arab Medals -- X-County Name", with fabulous info about the full-sized medals, but also many pictures of additional variation in the forms of these and many other miniatures. 

I found a few probably quite common miniature examples in an online American museum catalog through an image door onto the website (the search features weren't working to find objects whose names were associated with images I could pull up) of the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, in illinois (https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu). All of the medals illustrated below come from the Seymour and Muriel Yale Collection of Coins of the Ottoman Empire and Other Middle East States. The Spurlock Museum of World Cultures mugshots below give the full Artifact Identification #, and then a cropped version still taking advantage of the scale (in CM). 

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Libya, Order of Independence miniature. Artifact Identification #: 1971.15.3555. The "Length" (including the ribbon)=7.9 cm; "Width" (the maximum width of the  medal)=1.5 cm; & "Width" (the maximum width of the ribbon)=1.1 cm ; weight=2.0 g.  (https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/details.php?a=1971.15.3555)

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Syria, Order of Civil Merit miniature. Artifact Identification #: 1971.15.3235. "Length"=6.7 cm; "Width"=1.4 cm; "Height"=0.1 cm; Weight=2.18 g. https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/details.php?a=1971.15.3235

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Iraq Victory Medal. Artifact identification #: 1971.15.2072. (Identified incorrectly in the catalogue as from Saudi Arabia, the Medal of "Hussein Ibn Ali of Hejaz"). Diameter=1.82 cm; Width=o.23 cm; Weight=3.79 g. https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/details.php?a=1971.15.2072

 

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Here are a few more from the Spurlock Museum's Seymour and Muriel Yale Collection of Coins of the Ottoman Empire and Other Middle East States: The Museum also had an example of a full-sized Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom Order of Independence medal (mistakenly identified as a mini) that I have a question about at the end of this thread, and photos from other sources of some miniatures of the Order of Independence. 

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Iraq, Kingdom, General Service Medal miniature. Artifact identification #: 1971.15. 3556. (identified incorrectly in the catalogue as: "Libya, Order of Isrikal" [sic]). The "Length" (including the ribbon)=5.1 cm; "Width" (the maximum width of the  medal)=1.4 cm; & "Width" (the maximum width of the ribbon)=1.5 cm ; Weight=2.0 g. https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/details.php?a=1971.15.3556

 

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Egypt, Order of the Nile miniature. Artifact identification #: 1971.15. 2899. "Height" =6.17 cm; Diameter=2.15 cm; Depth=0.52 cm; Weight=5.41 g. https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/details.php?a=1971.15.2899The larger "mugshot" original photo for this Order of the Nile mini from the Spurlock Museum was too large to easily upload here. 

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Egypt, Order of the Republic miniature, 3rd Class. Artifact identification #: 1971.15. 3234. (identified incorrectly in the catalogue as: "Egypt, miniature Victory Star"). The silver galon indicates this is the 3rd Class of this award. This is a Type I example with the lily suspension device and the lighter blue color enamel on the embellished 5  rays & enameled ring round the central medallion. "Length" (including the ribbon)=7.1cm; "Width"=1.1 cm; "Height"=0.4 cm; Weight=3.48 g. https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/collections/search-collection/details.php?a=1971.15.3234

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Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom, Order of Independence (Wisam al-Istiklal (Istiqlal).  Artifact identification #: 1971.15. 3233. (identified incorrectly in the catalogue as: "Iraq, miniature Victory Star").  The size and weight of this indicates this is probably a full-sized version of this medal, not he miniature. "Length" (including the ribbon)=11.4 cm; "Width" =4.9 cm; "Height"=1.1cm; Weight=30 g. It appears that this form without the  gold wreath above the silver-rayed embellishment and underneath the 5-armed white enameled star, surrounding the central medallion with the cipher of Al-Hussein ibn Ali is the design for the 5th Class Knight version of this award. I believe that all illustrations of this Order on GMIC  show classes with the gold wreath embellishment of higher classes. Other examples without the gold wreath are shown at: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/spink/catalogue-id-srspi10167/lot-8fe6bc71-f7cf-47c8-b33f-a8bd0111c0c7, identified as a 5th Class chest badge; http://www.najafcoins.com/Wor_Med_Ord_JKL.htm, identified as a Knight Class; 2 examples with contrasting designs that lack the wreath are shown at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/dixnoonanwebb/catalogue-id-dix-no10035/lot-62b85175-32ec-467e-9443-a75100f2c5c5, identified as 5th Class; a boxed set at https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3116&category=63949&lot=2606978 that is identified as a 5th Class made by Huguenot of Switzerland that includes a miniature (shown in the 1st photo below). I have seen a couple examples of the full-sized award with the gold wreath identified as 5th Class (i.e., this example from Medal-Medaille: http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=498_72&products_id=10590&osCsid=muk09a44arnp40psc96vkkuqa1), but of course there can be ID mistakes on these sites.  I wonder if someone more knowledgable about this award could confirm whether the medal without the wreath is the 5th Class Knight's versions of this award? 

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Boxed set identified as the 5th Class Knight's Cross version of the Jordan,Order of independence showing the lack of the gold wreath around the central medallion for both the full-sized and miniature chest badges. From a 2016 La Galerie Numismatique  auction archived on the Sixbid.com website (https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3116&category=63949&lot=2606978). The full-sized medal measures 67 x 42 mm, no dimensions are given for the miniature, this set is made by Huguenin, Switzerland.

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Unusual example identified as a miniature of the Jordan, Order of Independence 4th Class, Officer version measuring 30 x 19 mm. Bronze with no enamel (website calls it a "prototype") from a 2016 La Galerie Numismatique auction archived on the Sixbid.com website (https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3116&category=63949&lot=2606977). The rosette with no galon suggests this is 5th Class mini. 

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I do not know if this example of the Order of Independence without the gold wreath from the Najaf Coins & Collectibles website may be a miniature or not. No dimensions or other information is provided in the brief description. However, the workmanship of the silver embellishment and the suspension device suggests this may be a mini.  http://www.najafcoins.com/Wor_Med_Ord_JKL.htm and http://www.najafcoins.com/Images/o3744.jpg

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Two miniatures of the Jordan Order of Independence from a 2018 auction by Spink & Son archived on The Salesroom website (https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/spink/catalogue-id-srspi10167/lot-777aa81d-43b8-4110-a94d-a8bd0111be2a). Although they are not identified as miniature on the auction description, the size, lack of detail in the casting, and design variations of the suspension devices all indicate these are miniatures. No class identified, the sizes are identified as "27 x 18 mm and 22 mm".  

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Jordan, Order of Independence 2nd Class Commander miniature from a complete boxed set of the neck badge (41 x 65 mm), breast star (82.8 x 87.5 mm), miniature, and rosette. The gold & silver galon is correct for the 2nd Class. This miniature measures 18.8 mm x 31 mm, is silver gilt, and made by Arthus Bertrand of Paris. This example is from a previous eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/middle-east/jordan/a-french-made-order-of-independence-al-istiklal-commander-s-set-w2007). 

 

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While I was checking out comparative images for the Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom Order of Independence, I came across 2 other Jordanian minis on the Sixbid.com website:

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Jordan, Order of the Renaissance miniature (Order of Al Nadah), National Merit. Identified as the 4th Class, Officer's Cross, measuring 30 mm x 18 mm, bronze, unusual example in lacking any enamel (website calls it a "prototype"), and dating to 1948. From a 2016 auction by La Galerie Numismatique, archived own the Sixbid.com website: https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3116&category=63949&lot=2606969

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Jordan, Order of the Star miniature. Identified as the 4th Class, Officer's Cross. Dimensions = 21 mm x 18 mm, bronze, also an unusual example with no enamel (website calls it a "prototype"). From a 2016 auction by La Galerie Numismatique, archived on the Sixbid.com website: https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3116&category=63949&lot=2606973

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I missed the editing window in relation to the last miniature of the Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom Order of Independence shown above on my 2nd post of 17 November, 2018. The catalog identified this medal set as a "Commander's Set", however this 2nd Class award would be that of the Grand Officer. The salon  on the ribbon with gold on the L and silver on the R is the correct configuration for the Grand Officer, 2nd Class of this award. 

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I  posted the following bar of miniatures on my thread "Question about the Order of Ismail" on November 10, 2018 and did not copy it here. 

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I am particulalrly interested in this image providing another example of the form of the miniature of the Order of Ismail with the chest star configuration, shown in this listing on acsearch.info from a 2016 auction by Auktionhaus H. R. Rauch (top set obverse of the Order of Ismail is shown on far R; reverse shown on top L far L; and the obverse of the Order of Ismail is on the bottom image in the case on the far R) along with 10 other miniatures on a chain. (https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=Egypt&category=4&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ot=1&images=1&thesaurus=1&order=0&currency=usd&company=) The resolution of this illustrations is too poor for any meaningful detail of that Order of Ismail miniature medal or any of the others on that same chain, but is shown below simply as another example of this form of the Order of Ismail mini. The auction description (from a 2016 auction) includes the following: A Personal Group of 11 Miniatures on a Chain: France, Colonial Medal, Germany, Grand Cross ofMerit of the Order of the Republic, Morocco, Grand Cross of the Ouissam al-Aoui, Guatemala, Grand Cross of the Order of the Quetzal, Djibouti, Grand Cross of the Nichan el-Anouar, Cambodia, Grand Officer of the Royal Order of the Sahametrei, Egypt, Grand Officer of the Order of the Nile (Type II), Comoros, Commander of the Star of Comoros, Tunisia, Commander of the Nichan el-Iftikhar, Serbia, Officer of the Order of Saint Sava, Egypt, Officer of the Order of Ismail. Breast Badges, different sizes, Silver or Silver gilt, enameled, original suspension rings and ribbons, hanging from a Silver giltchain, hallmarked "crab", in a box of issue by "Arthus-Bertrand, Paris"

In the "Question about the Order of Ismail" thread where I originally posted this image, Owain posted the following comment about this miniature medal group on 13 December, 2018: "With regard to the Rauch set of miniatures illustrated in your previous post, probably to a French recipient, it would appear that one of the awards is an 'extra' either added by the recipient to his chain - rather than get a longer chain, or perhaps added much later. Has the Ismail been squeezed in? The fact that the chain includes an Egyptian Monarchy Order of Ismail and a Republic Order of the Nile is of interest - the latter was for recipients of the rank of Prime Minister of similar. the Ismail would chronologically been awarded first but it appears to be an 'extra' in this group  although in seniority it may be the junior foreign award by rank or grade."

I posted the following brief question back to Owain on 11 January, 2019 (also on the "Question about the Order of Ismail" thread: "Your additional information and point about the mix of Monarchy and Republic era miniatures in the Rauch photograph is quite interesting. The Republic Order of the Nile is a 2nd Class of that Order (galon with gold on R and silver on L) while the Order of Ismail mini appears to be the 4th Class (rosette with no galon). Unfortunately, very few images of miniatures Order of Ismail I have run across show any galon to demonstrate common use on the minis. Would those differences in Class help explain the order of the the two Egyptian minis on this French bar?"

 

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Below is another example of one of the least common forms of the miniature of the Egyptian Order of the Nile from a March 2014 auction listing of  LA Galerie Numismatique on the six bid.com website , fourth-most miniature medal on the right (obverse, reverse =right-most on the third, right-most image). Unfortunately, this is not a high resolution image. The rosette without galon indicates that it is most likely a miniature of the 4th Class of this award (consistent with the auction description). This example has separate rays on the silver embellishment below the enameled five-armed star. I illustrated an example of this configuration in the righthand image of my post on 22 July, 2018 in this thread. Owain illustrated the obverse of a very similar example of this form in his post of 11 December, 2017 on this thread (upper row, extreme R), and the reverse in his post of 12 December, 2017 (also upper row, extreme R). However, the example below differs most from that comparable example in the more attenuated width of each of the separate rays and in the longer attachment of the embellishment to the suspension device. An example I illustrated on 14 February, 2018 in the 2nd photo (obverse) and 3rd photo (reverse) show a version of the mini with separation of the outermost rays of this embellishment but a greater amount of the embellishment rays are solid near the central white enameled star. Another example I posted in the first (obverse) and 2nd photo (reverse) of my post on 2 April, 2018 shows a version where each of the major groups of larger (5) and smaller (5) rays (10 separated units in total) show a separation, but not each individual ray of the embellishment. Most miniature variants of the Order of the Nile presents solid rays on the embellishment, as is the normal configuration of the full-sized award.   1086152l.jpg.6a08cd0bc7181370b609f2212b380f9e.jpg

The auction listing identifies the 4 miniature medals as: "1914 Star; War Medal 191420, Victory Medal, Egyptian Order of the Nile, 4th Class.They are in a fitted case reading" "A&N C.S. Ltd.Westminster" and are a named set belonging to D. R. Tweedle (https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=1170&category=24859&lot=1086152)

Below is an example of a miniature of the Persian Order of Homayoun (Order of Sun and Lion) from the same March 2014 auction by La Galerie Numismatique archived onto six bid.com website (https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=1170&category=24867&lot=1086217). The description identifies this as the Commander's Cross miniature (neck badge), 26 mm wide x 33 mm high, silver and enameled medallion, and is of Austrian manufacture. 

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Below are several images of a Jordanian miniature of the Star of Jordan (Wisam al-Kawkab al-Urdani) archived on the Medal-Medaille website (http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=499_399&products_id=3481). The galon with gold on the L and silver on the R identifies this as a 2nd Class miniature of this Order. The auction listing identifies this piece as: "Miniature seven-pointed rayed silver star surmounted by a smaller seven-pointed rayed silver star with rounded points, five-pointed silver-gilt stars between the arms, on five-pointed star suspension; the face with a silver central medallion inscribed in Arabic ‘Abdullah ibn Hussain’ encircled by a green enamel ring inscribed in gilt Arabic lettering ‘Order of the Star’ and bearing the date ‘1366’ (1949 AD); the reverse plain; height 20.87mm (0.82 inch), diameter 17.43mm (0.68 inch);silver hallmark and maker’s mark on the suspension ring; slight surface wear; on original ribbon with rosette and silver band denoting an award of the officer class. The Order was instituted in July 1949 by King Abdullah ibn Hussain and may be awarded for both military and civil merit."

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Three views of the obverse of this miniature Jordanian Star of Jordan

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Detail of the suspension device and hallmarks

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Two view of the reverse of this miniature of this same Star Of Jordan

Below are photos of another example of a Jordanian miniature of the Star of Jordan from the medal-Medaille website. The auction description includes: "Miniature seven-pointed rayed silver star surmounted by a smaller seven-pointed rayed silver star with rounded points, five-pointed silver-gilt stars between the arms, on five-pointed star suspension; the face with a silver central medallion inscribed in Arabic ‘Abdullah ibn Hussain’ encircled by a green enamel ring inscribed in gilt Arabic lettering ‘Order of the Star’ and bearing the date ‘1366’ (1949 AD); the reverse plain; height 20.87mm (0.82 inch), diameter 17.43mm (0.68 inch);silver hallmark and maker’s mark on the suspension ring; slight surface wear; on original ribbon with rosette and silver band denoting an award of the officer class. The Order was instituted in July 1949 by King Abdullah ibn Hussain and may be awarded for both military and civil merit." (http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=499_399&products_id=3584)

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Two views of the obverse of this miniature Star of Jordan

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Four views of the reverse of this miniature of the Star of Jordan. The last 2 images show some detail of the hallmarks on the reverse. 

Below are photos of a Jordanian miniature of the Order of Independence (Wisam an-Istiqlal) from the Medal-Medaille website (http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=499_399&products_id=3466). The Auction description reads: "Miniature ten-pointed rayed silver star on gilt wreath suspension; the face with a laurel wreath supporting a five-pointed white enamel star with a central circular red enamel medallion bearing the gilt inscription ‘Al-Hussein ibn Ali’ in Arabic characters; the reverse plain; height 28.6mm (1.12 inches), diameter 17.75mm (0.7 inch); hallmarked and maker’s mark on the suspension ring; on original ribbon. The Wisam al-Istiqlal was established by Emir Hussein I ibn Ali in 1921 as an award for civilian or military merit whilst he was ruler of the Hejaz. In 1924 ibn Saud ousted Hussein and founded what became the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Hussein fled to Cyprus and later settled in Amman, his son Abdullah having become Emir of Transjordan in 1921. The order was adopted by the Emirate (later Kingdom) of Transjordan. Abdullah became King Abdullah I and the current King of Jordan is his great-grandson. The Order continues to be awarded."

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Three images of the obverse of this miniature Jordanian Order of Independence 

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Detail of the suspension device on this Jordanian Order of Independence (note 2 hallmarks on the left side of the suspension ring) 

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Closer view of the hallmarks on the suspension ring of this Jordanian Order of Independence

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Two views of the reverse of this Jordanian Order of Independence

Below are several images of a miniature of the Jordanian Supreme Order of the Renaissance (Wisam an-Nahada) from Medal-Medaille website (http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=499_399&products_id=3596).  The description accompanying this medal reads: "Miniature six-pointed silver star with beaded edges to the arms, a green enamel leaf and two orange-yellow enamel buds between each of the arms, on a crowned black, white, green and red enamel Arab Revolt flag suspension; the face with a circular central silver gilt medallion bearing crossed Arab revolt flags in black, white and green enamel with the name of the founder of the Order in Arabic script within a red enamel ring bearing the name of the Order in Arabic script with beaded border; the reverse plain; height 28.3mm (1.07 inches), diameter 18.18mm (0.71 inch); slight loss of enamel from the points of the star; on probably non-conforming ribbon. The Wisam an-Nahada was established by Emir Hussein I ibn Ali in 1917 as an award for service during the Arab Uprising against the Ottoman Turks whilst he was ruler of the Hejaz. In 1924 ibn Saud ousted Hussein and founded what became the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Hussein fled to Cyprus and later settled in Amman, his son Abdullah having become Emir of Transjordan in 1921. The order was adopted by the Emirate (later Kingdom) of Transjordan in 1925 as both a military and civil order. It was made by Bichay of Cairo and Garrards in London. Abdullah became King Abdullah I and the current King of Jordan is his great-grandson. The Order continues to be awarded."

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Three views of the obverse of this miniature of the Jordanian Supreme Order of the Renaissance

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Two views of the reverse of this miniature of the Jordanian Supreme Order of the Renaissance

 

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I am including images of several miniatures of the Ottoman Order of Osmanieh and the Order of Medjidie, mostly from past auction on the eMedals website. These show some of the variation in form and execution of these miniatures. 

Below are a few illustrations of a miniature Ottoman Order of Osmanieh from the Medal-Medaille website (http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=499_461&products_id=719). The listing identifies this piece as having a diameter of 19 mm. The rosette without galon indicates it is the 4th Class of this award. No manufacturer identified.

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Above are 3 images of the obverse of this miniature of the Order of Osmanieh.

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Above are 2 images of the reverse of this miniature order of Osmanieh

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Above are 2 images detailing the suspension device of this same medal (upper=obverse; lower=reverse)

Below are a few images of another miniature of the Order of Osmanieh from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-fine-miniature-turkish-order-of-osmania-osmanli). This example is identified in the auction description as made of silver, with red and green enamel and measuring 18.5 mm wide x 26.5 mm high (including the crescent and star suspension device). No manufacturer is specified. 

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Obverse of this miniature of the Order of Osmanieh.

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Oblique obverse of this miniature of the Order of Osmanieh showing additional design details.

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Reverse image of this miniature of the Order of Osmanieh.

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Oblique obverse view of this miniature of the Order of Osmanieh showing more detailed design aspects.

Below are a few images of two turkish miniatures, an Order of Medjidie and an Order of Osmanieh, from a miniature 1870 Franco-Priussiona War era chain of 8 miniature medals. The auction description identifies the medals as (R to L): "Iron Cross 1870, crisp details, 14mm, non-magnetic; Order of Hohenzollern with Swords, in silver, crown in Gold, 16x26mm; Saxon Duchies, Ernestine Order, breast star, in silver, center in Gold and enamels, 17.5mm; Saxon Duchies, Ernestine Order, in Gold and enamels, 14x21mm; 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War medal, bronze; 1866 Campaign Cross, bronze; Turkey, Order of Osmania (Osmanli), breast star...; Order of Medjidie (Mecidiye), breast star..." The miniatures are mounted on a gilt chain that is 19 mm long. From a pair eMedals auction: (https://www.emedals.com/an-1870-franco-prussian-war-period-miniature-award-chain)

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Obverse of a miniature Order of Mejidie (far L) and a miniature Order of Osmanieh. The Order of Medjidie is identified as 19 mm in diameter and made of silver with the central medallion made of gold and enamel. The Order of Osmanieh is 20 mm in diameters and also made of silver with the central medallion made of gold and enamel. The form of the Order of Osmanieh indicates it represents either a 1st or 2nd Class version of this award. No manufacturer is identified for wither of the Ottoman miniatures. 

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Reverse of the same medals on this chain, from R to L are the Order of Mejidie and the Order of Osmanieh. 

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Obverse of the complete miniature set of miniature medals on this chain.

Below are a few photos of another miniature chain from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-late-19th-century-diplomatic-miniature-set-in-gold-eu7183). This group of 8 miniatures is identified as a  late 19th century diplomatic miniature set in gold, mounted on a solid gold chain. The medals are identified as: "Bavaria, Order of the Crown, in Gold and enamels, 14x21mm, hallmark of Vince Mayer, Vienna, on the ring, along with Austrian Imperial 18Kt. Gold hallmark; Turkey, Order of Mecidie,...; Saxon Duchies, Ernestine House Order, in Gold and enamels, 15x23mm; Austria, Order of the Iron Crown, in Gold and enamels, 11x21mm; Austria, Franz Joseph Order, in Gold and enamels; Turkey, Order of Osmania, silver, gold and enamels (reverse center missing); Prussia, Order of the Crown, in gilt and enamels; Russia, Order of St. Anne, in Gold and enamels, 12x12mm. Generally very fine to extremely fine condition, circa 1900, of very fine quality manufacture."

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Above is the obverse of the miniature Order of Medjidie (2nd from R) on this chain. The Order of Medjidie is identified as made of silver with the central medallion in gold and enamels. No dimensions are given for this miniature and no manufacturer is identified. 

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Above is the reverse of the miniature Order of Medjidie (2nd from L) on this chain. 

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An oblique view of the obverse of the Order of Medjidie (2nd from R) on this chain. 

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Above is the complete set of miniature medals on this chain. 

Below are a couple photos of a miniature Order of Medjidie on another chain of 6 miniatures, identified as a diplomatic set, from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/an-early-attractive-diplomatic-miniature-chain-in-gold-eu7104). The auction description identifies the  set as: "Prussian, Order of Red Eagle, in Gold and enamels (13x16mm); Sweden, Order of the Sword, in Gold and enamels; Spain, Order of Isabella the Catholic, in Gold and enamels (14x22mm); Greece, Order of Redeemer, in Gold and enamels; Turkey, Order of Medjidie (Mecidiye), in Silver, center in Gold (13x19mm); France, Order of Legion of Honor,  in silver and enamels, center in gold; of fine quality manufacture, in worn condition, generally in very fine condition."

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Obverse of the miniature Order of Medjidie (2nd from L) from this chain (and all the other 6 miniatures). The Order of Medjidie is identified as made of silver with the central medallion made of  and measuring 13 mm wide by 19 mm high. 

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Reverse of the miniature Order of Medjidie (2nd from R) from this chain (and all the other 6 miniatures).

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Oblique view of the miniature Order of Medjidie (2nd from L) from this chain (and all the other 6 miniatures).

Below is an image of a miniature Order of Medjidie from a mounted set of 9 miniatures on an archived past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/group-of-nine-miniatures-gb0476).

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Below is another miniature Order of Medjidie in a group of miniatures from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-fine-victorian-miniature-group-of-four-gb2515). This set is identified as a Victorian period  miniature group on a bar that includes: "Indian Mutiny Medal (silver, 17.4 mm); Crimea Medal, 4 Clasps - ALMA, BALAKLAVA, INKERMANN, SEBASTOPOL (silver, 17.5 mm); Turkey: Order of Medjidie ...; and Turkey: Crimea Medal (silver, 17.5 mm). All period strikings, original ribbons, mounted to a period silver suspension bar with swingbar pinback, marked "HUNT ROSKILL", as worn by the veteran, light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: Frederick Alexander Campbell Kane was commissioned into the Bombay Infantry in 1840. He was promoted to Captain on November 15, 1853, promoted to Brevet Major on December 12, 1854 and retired as a Major on December 31, 1861. Kane served in the Crimea (1854-1856) and during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)."

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Obverse of the miniature order of Medjidie (2nd from R) and the other 3 miniatures on this bar, the Order of Medjidie is made of silver and enamels and measuring 18.3 mm wide x 25.5 mm high. No manufacturer is identified. 

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Reverse of this miniature order of Medjidie (2nd from L) and the other 3 miniatures on this bar.

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Oblique view of the obverse of the miniature order of Medjidie (2nd from R) and the other 3 miniatures on this bar. 

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Oblique detailed image of the obverse of this same miniature order of Medjidie

Below is another miniature Order of Medjidie from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-miniature-turkish-order-of-medjidie-german-made-eu8335). It is identified as made from silver and enamel, no dimensions provided. This miniature is stated to be of German manufacture, but no specific maker is identified in the auction description. 

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Obverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie

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Reverse of the same miniature Order of Medjidie

 

Below is another miniature Order of Medjidie from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-miniature-turkish-order-of-medjidie-mecidiye). It is identified as 2-piece construction, made from silver and enamel, it measures 16.2 mm wide x 22.5 mm high (including all of the crescent & star suspension device). This example is stated to probably be of German manufacture (because of the high quality manufacture and finer design details), although no maker is identified. 

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Obverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie

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Reverse of the same miniature Order of Medjidie

Below are 3 photos of another miniature Order of Medjidie from a past eMedlas auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-fine-miniature-turkish-order-of-medjidie). This example shows much more abbreviated and less detailed execution. The auction description identifies this piece as German-made (no manufacturers is identified), it is made of silver and the central medallion and the the suspension device are in gold and enamel, it measures 20 mm wide by x 28 mm high. 

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Obverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie

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Detailed view of the obverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie, showing the very abbreviated form of the design elements in the gold and enamel central medallion of this example

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Reverse of this same miniature Order of Medjidie

Below are 4 photos of a another miniature Order of Medjidie from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/a-miniature-turkish-order-of-medjidie-mecidiye-65360). This example is identified as probably of German manufacture and of extremely high quality, again with good design details on this piece. It is made of silver with gold with red enamel. This miniature measures 17.3 mm wide x 26 mm high, inclusive of its gold and red enameled crescent & star suspension device. 

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Obverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie

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Oblique obverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie showing additional design details

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Reverse of this miniature Order of Medjidie

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Oblique reverse image of this same miniature Order of Medjidie

 

Below are images of two much less-detailed and worn miniature examples of the Order of Osmanieh and the Order of Medjidie from a past eMedals auction (https://www.emedals.com/turkey-two-ottoman-empire-miniature-orders). The Order of Medjidie miniature is silver but the entire center medallion is damaged and it is missing all of its enamel design. It measures 14mm, in diameter.  The miniature  Order of Osmanieh is made of silver and enamel with some damage to the obverse face, lacks the lacking reverse center, and measures 14 mm in  diameter. 

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Obverse of these 2 miniatures, Order of Osmanieh is on the L and the Order of Medjidie is on the R 

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Reverse of these 2 miniatures, Order of Osmanieh is on the L and the Order of Medjidie is on the R 

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Oblique image of the obverse of this miniature Order of Osmanieh

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Oblique image of the obverse of this damaged miniature Order of Medjidie

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Oblique image of the obverse of this miniature Order of Osmanieh

Edited by Rusty Greaves

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Gentlemen,

I detail below an image of a recently acquired Belgian group with an Order of the Nile - Commander Class - another variant.

Regards,

Owain

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