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Look at this, Markus - more than a dozen of Persian and Ottoman orders from Topkapi: http://www.insecula....le/MS03488.html

You can enlarge every image. Not bad.

That is exactly the site I had in mind! :love:

Must have been an officially sanctioned photo session. Already have some of these photos in my personal collection, but will not post any due to copy right notice. Incredible collection!

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These are some of my favorite Lion and Sun order medals that are in the Spada Collection on exhibit in the Legion of Honor museum in Paris France. They are early 19th century examples loaded with jewe

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Looks like security system in Topkapi is not that tough ;)

I'll lend you my gun Markus :whistle:

I will take my cheap small digital camera on that excursion just in case it is confiscated! :cheeky:

The pricey camera stays in the hotel room.

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