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Hello, the "swan mark" is NOT a manufacturer mark. In France every item that is to be sold on auction has to be certified by the "Bureau de Garantie" = Office of Guaranty , in the meaning of guaranty

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

Two more from the Spada collection on exhibit in the Legion of Honor Museum, Paris France. Beautiful workmanship and very rare! The second medal down borrows a lot of elements from the Turkish order m

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Thanks Nick for all your new posts! The auction has a pretty wide selection of Persian made lion and sun medals. This thread has got to be the most comprehensive source for the Order of the lion and sun on the internet.

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This is a set of Persia Lion and sun that sold on a French auction this year. Appears to be Russian made. The wreath garlands around the medallion image are pretty rare.

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This beauty, a 4th class with "diamonds" and "emeralds" is up on the auction block at Carsten Zeige on May 4th, opening price of 5000 Euro. The medallion is persian made, but the quality of the jeweled portion of the medal look too good for Persian made. I am guessing that the Russian Jeweler made the medal using a Persian medallion painting.

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This is a set of Persia Lion and sun that sold on a French auction this year. Appears to be Russian made. The wreath garlands around the medallion image are pretty rare.

Real beauty! :cheers:

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This beauty, a 4th class with "diamonds" and "emeralds" is up on the auction block at Carsten Zeige on May 4th, opening price of 5000 Euro. The medallion is persian made, but the quality of the jeweled portion of the medal look too good for Persian made. I am guessing that the Russian Jeweler made the medal using a Persian medallion painting.

Let`s undertake a close examination of this strange "bling russian" (it is also unmarked!!!)

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