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Dear Friends,

interesting reading, even after 5 years, since I just obtained one of these and doing some research.
The German designation for this medal is "Silver Military Merit Medal for Foreigners" ( silberne Militär-Verdienstmedaille für Ausländer ).
Is the year on my medal 1320? I'm not so good with arabic numerals...

regards
Arne

 

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On 09/10/2018 at 02:25, Auseklis said:

Dear Friends,

interesting reading, even after 5 years, since I just obtained one of these and doing some research.
The German designation for this medal is "Silver Military Merit Medal for Foreigners" ( silberne Militär-Verdienstmedaille für Ausländer ).
Is the year on my medal 1320? I'm not so good with arabic numerals...

regards
Arne

 

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Why is the front and back of your medal opposite? According to one of my Ottoman Imdias medals, the above figure in Arabic means 1333, which is the Gregorian calendar in 1914, so you can follow this calculation. But I feel that this one of you is in the period of the Pahlavi Dynasty, pay attention to the crown.

https://baike.baidu.com/item/巴列维王朝/1187234?fromtitle=巴列维&fromid=4489575&fr=aladdin

Introduction to the Pahlavi dynasty, pay attention to the picture on the right

 

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Thanks for your reply on my question.
Farsi has a different numeral system, as I understand it.
Please take a look here to see, how I came to 1320.
https://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/persian.htm

Also the year you calculated is after the Islamic Lunar Calendar, while the medal is dated in Iranian Solar Calendar.
That would be 1941 for 1320 or 1954 for 1333.

Why is the front and back of my medal opposite?  Good question, I would like to know too.

 

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The So called Medal in fact is a coin. Belongs to Muzzafar Aldin Shah(qajar dynasty). The value is 5000 dinars. Made of sliver and the year is 1320 Hijri (lunar). It wasn't really a medal. It possibly was a gift from an official or royal member to another person. In Iranian/Persian culture gifting money has  been a tradition for many centuries. Some people then  liked the idea of changing the coin to a medal like many other available examples.

The Solar calendar was introduced by Pahlavi Dynasty. 

https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/pasargad_coins/122/product/iran_qajar_muzaffar_aldin_shah_large_silver_5000_dinar_struck_1902_at_st_petersburg_mint_of_russia_ef/784824/Default.aspx

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/spink/catalogue-id-srspi10157/lot-82b5e147-7873-4056-b023-a83300ca2a7c

https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=3835&lot=937

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They are very similar to the carefully Ihndian nazarana issues which had a monetary value but were solely issued for presentation purposes

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