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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.
    Medals of the Round Table Family: - Round Table, Ladies Circle, 41 Club & Tangent.

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  1. John, Looks good but missing its suspension loop and a chip on the enamel on the reverse. These are not uncommon and a better condition one will appear. Owain
  2. Paul, Nick, I am advised by James Younessi that the badge reads as detailed below. Kind regards, Owain “One Hundredth Birthday Anniversary [Platinum Jubilee] of His [Imperial] Majesty Reza Shah the Great” “Wrestling [Greco-Roman] Federation of Iran”
  3. Mark, Many thanks for the information - always good to put some 'history' on a medal. i suspect the 'stringing' of the medals is indeed a marketing ploy although it may have been done some time ago - despite having being to Yemen many times I have not been since 2011 and since about then the tourist trade has been non-existent. Gay's medal is outside the scope of my collection and for the time being will go into the rainy day drawer. Owain
  4. Gentlemen, I illustrate below a recently acquired Belgian miniature group of six including a 1935 Jubilee. I believe the group to be incomplete as whilst there are two Great War medals - Croix de Feu and Engages Volontaires there are no War or Victory Medals. The rosette & galon on the Order of the Crown indicate a 1st Class/Grand Cordon award. The group may well be that of a diplomat. Kind regards, Owain
  5. Gentlemen, Notwithstanding the awfulness of the situation in Yemen some business continues and I detail below a necklace or bracelet of five GSM's recently received: 4 x Clasp ‘Arabian Peninsula’: 8267 Pte. Saleh Bin Saleh Audhali, A.P.L. (Aden Protectorate Levies) 2369 Jundi Mohammed Qassim Al Kaldi, M.R.A. (Mukalla Regular Army) (Jundi = Soldier) 284 W/Arif Aon Bilasqaa, K.A.C. (Kathiri Armed Constabulary) (Wakil Arif = Lance Corporal) 776 ?OR Salim Awadh Barbasheid, W.T.G. (Wahidi Tribal Guard) 1 x Clasp ‘Cyprus’ 22703598 BDR. D.J. Gay, R.A. (Royal Artillery) Some common or at least familiar units - APL and MRA, but in almost 30 years of being in the region and collecting I have never seen the KAC or WTG issues. The latter naming has been partially obscured but nonetheless I am happy to give it a home. Any suggestions as to what the rank may be? Corporal? Usually the rank designation on the Tribal Guards issue is T.G. (Tribal Guard). How Gay's GSM for 'Cyprus' ended up in the lot is a mystery - possibly stolen when he was based in Aden? If this is the case and he qualified for the 'Arabian Peninsula' clasp, would it have been issued on an official replacement? If so and this can be substantiated perhaps I should add an 'Arabian Peninsula' clasp? Kind regards, Owain
  6. Gentlemen, I attach a series of images I took at the Abdine Palace - apologies they are not of the highest quality, but they do show the variety of badges in this scarce series. The quality of production is superb. Regards, Owain.
  7. Rusty, I attach an image of such a Royal Household pin - this one reads, 'Farouk The First'. I am unaware as to the specific designation of this particular badge. In the Abdine Palace in Cairo there is a good display of such badges with many variations - I will see if I can find some more images. There is also a small display in the Jewellery Musem in Alexandria. Regards, Owain Rusty, I attach two further images - these are from the Jewellery Museum in Alexandria - sadly not best quality. All read, 'Farouk The First". Regards, Owain
  8. Antonio, I am advised the unidentified ribbons are as follows: 3rd Row - No.3 - A Ministry of Interior award dating from circa 2009 - apparently some 2,000 MoI staff were awarded the ribbon 'of Distinction' however it appears that no medal accompanied the ribbon. 4th Row - No.1 - Abu Dhabi Police Diamond (60th) Jubilee ribbon - 1957-2017 - probably only awarded to the Abu Dhabi Police - again it appears that no medal accompanied the ribbon. Kind regards, Owain
  9. Gentlemen, I recently obtained the is attractive group of five miniatures - France, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan and Morocco. Can anyone identify the Moroccan piece? The central disc bears the Arabic text, "Allah, Nation, King" - a common phrase on Moroccan awards. The crown suspension is also common to many Moroccan awards. I attach an mage of a full size awards with thanks to Emmanuel Halleux. Manufacturer is Bertrand of Paris Many thanks, Owain
  10. Gentlemen, I detail below an image of a recently acquired Belgian group with an Order of the Nile - Commander Class - another variant. Regards, Owain
  11. Dave, The last word 'Kuwait' is clear but the rest...... Owain
  12. Thanks for sharing Emmanuel. I attach images of the another such medal but this time from Mexico. A miniature also exists. Owain
  13. Rusty, Your research into the Order of Ismail is excellent and much appreciated. You should consider turning this into a research paper or book! Owain
  14. Rusty, A great summary on the dimensions - your thread and research has become the 'go to' location for the details of this order. Thank you for your research. Regards from Riyadh, Owain P.S. 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.
  15. Hendrik, The sequence of badges is as follows: 5 years - green 10 years - yellow 15 years - red 20 years - blue 25 years - black 30 years - orange The text on each badge reads , "Number (in words) Years Service", e.g . "Twenty Years Service". Weight varies slightly from 10.1 grams to 10.8 grams and the dimensions are 61mm x 28mm. Regards, Owain
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