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Advertisment for the Iraqi Order for Republic Saddam's Trophy

Here is an advertisement for an example of something Saddam would have dreamed to have in his living room. It is a design of the Order of the Republic, it is full of emeralds and diamonds. This would have been worth a fourtune. A great piece for a museum for the world to share: But does this piece excist or is it someone's imagination come true on paper.

Saddam would have wanted the best picked for this piece to fill the Iraqi Republican Eagle with Jewels

Just wanted to share this with you: Thank you for viewing...

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SSG Luna, Lorenzo

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Lorenzo,

Qassem instituted an Order of the Republic in 1958, Law 86 of that year and Regulation 27 of 1959 - this was made by Huguenin and fell into abeyance after the overthrow of Qassem and the Order was formally abolished in 1982. The 1982 law whilst abolishing many old awards instituted:

Order of the Revolution

Order of Qadissiyah Saddam

Order of Bravery.

It is possible that your illustration could be a draft for the Order of the Revolution. According to the law this was to be a 2 class - neck and breast badge award - heavily encrusted with precious stones and in the centre a map of the Arab World and a ribbon of red white and black. However your illustration is of a breast star - or is it - is there a suspension loop behind the eagle?

As has been evidenced by other threads of correspondence the Order of Qadissiyah Saddam was manufactured and thus there may well be somewhere and example of the Order of the Revolution. Italian manufacture?

Following the invasion/liberation of Kuwait Iraqi awards were of poor quality and the high standard of this design suggests Bertrand or Huguenin and thus can date no later than the mid-1980's if not earlier.

Hope this helps, if only to raise further questions......!

Owain

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Lorenzo,

Qassem instituted an Order of the Republic in 1958, Law 86 of that year and Regulation 27 of 1959 - this was made by Huguenin and fell into abeyance after the overthrow of Qassem and the Order was formally abolished in 1982. The 1982 law whilst abolishing many old awards instituted:

Owain

Here is a picture from my collection of the Iraqi Order you are talking about: Thank you so much for your awesome information.

Happy New Year

SSG Luna, Lorenzo

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Lorenzo,

Qassem instituted an Order of the Republic in 1958, Law 86 of that year and Regulation 27 of 1959 - this was made by Huguenin and fell into abeyance after the overthrow of Qassem and the Order was formally abolished in 1982. The 1982 law whilst abolishing many old awards instituted:

Order of the Revolution

Order of Qadissiyah Saddam

Order of Bravery.

It is possible that your illustration could be a draft for the Order of the Revolution. According to the law this was to be a 2 class - neck and breast badge award - heavily encrusted with precious stones and in the centre a map of the Arab World and a ribbon of red white and black. However your illustration is of a breast star - or is it - is there a suspension loop behind the eagle?

As has been evidenced by other threads of correspondence the Order of Qadissiyah Saddam was manufactured and thus there may well be somewhere and example of the Order of the Revolution. Italian manufacture?

Following the invasion/liberation of Kuwait Iraqi awards were of poor quality and the high standard of this design suggests Bertrand or Huguenin and thus can date no later than the mid-1980's if not earlier.

Hope this helps, if only to raise further questions......!

Owain

Is this the correct information for this piece???

Thank you

Lorenzo

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Lorenzo,

Superb - what workmanship! Now where is this piece? It is very similar indeed to the illustrations you posted last year and I would suggest, that in the absence of any argument to the contrary, that this is the Order of the Revolution. The inscription below the eagle is "Republic of Iraq". It appears that the manufacturer of this piece is Patek Phillipe of Geneva - normally known for watches - and as there is no suspension loop or brooch pin shown in this photograph the piece shown may be that of a proof specimen.

When illustrations like this appear GMIC scales the heights.

Happy new year,

Owain

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