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Imperial Order Sun Lion Homayoun Silver Medal Military Division 1925 1941 Decoration Boxed by Arthus Bertrand

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Imperial Order Sun Lion Homayoun Silver Medal Military Division 1925 1941 Decoration Boxed by Arthus Bertrand

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Iran (Persian Empire): Imperial Order of the 
Lion and the Sun (later known as Order of 
Homayoun), Silver Medal, Military Division. 
In its box of issue by Arthus Bertrand in 
Paris.
On the obverse: The Lion & the Sun
On the reverse: Inscribed in Farsi "Pahlavi, 
the King of Kings of Iran", circumscribed 
above "In honor of Service". 
Dated "25 Azar 1304" (16 Dec. 1925).
The Order was instituted in 1808 by Fath Ali 
Shah of the Qajar Dynasty as the Royal Order 
of the Sun to be awarded to foreign officials 
(later extended to Persians as well) who had 
rendered distinguished services to Persia. 
In 1820 it was reorganized and renamed to 
Imperial Order of the Lion and the Sun. 
In 1925, the Qajar Dynasty was replaced by 
the Pahlavi Dynasty. The Order remained in 
use and continued to be awarded as the 
Order of Homayoun, after being reorganized 
in 5 classes and 3 medals.
The last award was recorded in 1941 prior to 
the Allied invasion of Iran. 
Rare French made example of the medal, by 
Arthus Bertrand of Paris, in its box of issue.

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Interwar 1925 - 1941

Item 100% original - ribbon, box original

Condition as on the photos

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Product Code03851
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