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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. Nick, Your observation is well made - many thanks - and I agree. Many thanks indeed. Always learning. Owain
  2. Johan, Nice portrait photograph. On looking again at the chain are two miniatures missing? Either side of the Swedish medal at the right? Owain
  3. Nick, Apologies for delay in acknowledging your post - all good stuff for which many thanks. I believe the star centre and some medals were the same design. I attach images of the medals with the original enamel - these were formerly in the collection of Prof. Dr. Gustav Tammann. Regards, Owain
  4. Johan, Looks good - a nice period piece - well made - silver gilt with mark on ring. Regards, Owain
  5. Good morning, I attach an image of a group which includes the Order of the Star - this was for sale recently at the Ader auction in Paris - I was not the purchaser! Owain
  6. Good morning, This group, from Ambassador Mesfin Abebe is in my collection and consists of the following: · Ethiopia – Order of the Star of Ethiopia – Commander (3rd Class) · Ethiopia – Order of Menelik II – Officer (4th Class) · Ethiopia – Emperor Haile Selassie I Silver Jubilee Medal, 1955 · United Kingdom – The Royal Victorian Order- Knight Commander (2nd Class) · Japan - Order of the Rising Sun – Grand Officer (2nd Class) · Federal Republic of Germany – Order of Merit - Grand Officer (2nd Class
  7. Jeff, The Arabic script on the circular medal reads "Nishan Dar Al Sultani Bokarai Shareef" which translates as Order of the Noble House of Bokhara. The date is 1353 - date of institution? I believe this to be a medal of the order and which had one time been enamelled. The central inscription in the lozenge shaped medals reads "Bokhara Shareef" (Noble Shareef) and the date 1334. This has also lost its enamel. This may be a military medal of some kind but the script is difficult to read. In some instances the medals were made by person who could not read or understand th
  8. Johan, Your query concerning the miniature has resulted in a revealing great images - for which I am most grateful. I am working on a history of the Order of the Seal of Solomon and these images are most welcome. My sincere thanks to you. Kind regards, Owain
  9. Johann, Thanks for the image - interesting to note the badge is different from the one given to King Badouin which is a more skeletal design. Is there an image of the breast star? I have tried the Livrustkammaren website but can find no images of the King's awards. Thanks, Owain
  10. Johan, Occasionally OSE miniatures appear on E-Bay France. From the date you mention the Chamberlain would have received the order during Ras Tafari's visit to Sweden. As the Regent to Empress Zawditu he visited Europe in 1924. During this tour there were various exchanges of orders - Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and United Kingdom. He visited Sweden, 7-13 June – an exchange of awards was made with King Gustav V, 1858-1959, – I have no details but it is known that Ras Tefari received the Order of the Seraphim. I believe the King would have receiv
  11. Hi, The text reads, "Nation, Honour, Devotion, Border Guards". The lack of a crown would lead me to exclude a Saudi provenance. Also Saudi badges, from memory, use crossed swords not a crossed sword and rifle. Regards, Owain
  12. Andreas, Many thanks indeed. I suspect his Abyssinan/Ethiopian award was from Emperor Menelik II for medical services to the Ethiopian community. I have now for some dates for Dr. Lorch : 1851-1928 - he appears to have been first employed by the German Hospital in 1886. Again thank you, Owain
  13. Gentlemen, Further to research into Ethiopian Orders I have come across Dr. Lorch. I attach below his entry in the Deutscher Ordens Almanac of 1908/9. Born 8 February 1851 at Winterlingen - formerly in Wurttemberg today in Baden-Wurttemberg. Ab SS 3 = Abyssinia Seal Solomon 3rd Class Gothic print and Imperial German award abbreviations are not my strong point. Can I ask one of you to 'translate' for me into legible German/English his full entry? With thanks in advance, Owain P.S. I have tried to find other det
  14. Gentlemen, I have recently obtained this group of nice miniatures. Can anyone identify the last/sixth award? The combination of life raft suspension and red cross device may indicate some manner of life saving award. The other awards are as follows: Societes de Secours Mutuels / Ministere du Travail et de la Prevoyance Sociale Republique Francaise Academie Devoument National Societe National Devoument et Progres Societe Republicaine d'Encouragement au Devoument Republique Francaise / Medaille du Bien Public Unknown
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