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eMedals-An Order of the Leader (Nishan-i-Sardari), Grand Cross Set; 1st Class

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An Order of the Leader (Nishan-i-Sardari), Grand Cross Set; 1st Class


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An Order of the Leader (Nishan-i-Sardari), Grand Cross Set; 1st Class

An Order of the Leader (Nishan-i-Sardari), Grand Cross Set; 1st Class; Grand Cross Sash Badge: silver gilt, weighing 32.3 grams, unmarked, illustrating a voided Afghan coat-of-arms resting upon a crescent moon, 37 mm x 51.5 mm, full-length sash; and Breast Star: silver gilt, marked "900" (silver) on the pin, weighing 138 grams, centre illustrating a voided coat-of-arms exposing an underlying toned silver core, 77.5 mm x 79 mm, vertical pinback. Very light contact, extremely fine. In its hardshelled case of issue, Afghan coat-of-arms on the lid, dual recessed blue velvet medal beds, case also extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of the Leader (Nishan-i-Sardari) was founded by King Amanullah in 1923, as a reward for exceptional services to the ruler and the nation. It was awarded in two classes: 1st Class (Sardar-i-A'ala) and 2nd Class (Sardar-i-Ali) and conferred by the King on his own initiative. It was made obsolete in 1929 and later revived by King Muhammad Zahir Shah. Recipients of the original order enjoyed the titles of Sardar-i-A'ala or Sardar-i-Ali before their names and received grants of land. (C:41)
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