Hi Japan X
I have to very much disagree with you about the order of the Aftab. I think there are at least a couple of things that authenticate this medal.
1st at the back you can see the pin is very thin and sharp almost like a needle. Very unlike the masculine orders of the sun and lion. These sharp needle like pins are indicative of feminine orders of aftab.
Also the rays and the shape of the medal are also very different from orders of sun and lion. The direction of the metal work and the very rounded edges. Its not set with stones but we know that not all orders of aftab were set woth stones. I am not really sure why you would say its not authentic?!