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Persian Order of the Lion and Sun medal


Brian Keith
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Brian Keith

 

My buddie rescued several non-US medals from a junk store, and we haven’t been able to ID this one yet. Any help is greatly appreciated!

BKW

 

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Brian Keith

Thank You Very Much Old Marine! Yes, matches. Following info from an on-line information source: 

"The Imperial Order of the Lion and the Sun was instituted by Fat’h Ali Shah of the Qajar Dynasty in 1808 to honor foreign officials (later extended to Persians) who had rendered distinguished services to Persia. In 1925, under the Pahlavi dynasty the Order continued as the Order of Homayoun with new insignia, though based on the Lion and Sun motif. This motif was used for centuries by the rulers of Persia, being formally adopted under Mohammad Shah.

The order is abbreviated as KLS, for Knight of Lion and Sun."

Best Regards!

BKW

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Old Marine

That’s a great find.  It’s amazing what turns up in junk shops.  Good for you.

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Brian Keith
10 hours ago, Old Marine said:

That’s a great find.  It’s amazing what turns up in junk shops.  Good for you.

Very true! Thanks again,

BKW

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