Order of Nishani-Shefkat, II Class

SKU: 01.TUR.0106.103.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Turkey
  • date of institution
    September 1878
  • makers
    Ottoman Imperial Mint

History


The Order was founded by Sultan Abdulhamid II. It was conferred upon foreign and Turkish women in recognition of acts of charity, and as a mark of the Sultan's esteem.

The Order was often conferred upon the Sultan's favorites within his harem.

It is also known as "Order of Charity".

The obverse features the cypher of the Sultan.

There are several variations in the design attributes of this Order.

The inscription is a translation of the Turkish script on the obverse.

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Versions

  • Price

    $3400+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Gold/Brilliants/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: HUMANITY CHARITY AND HEALTH

  • Size

    70mm

  • Maker

    Ottoman Imperial Mint

  • Version Remarks

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Miniatures

  • Price

    $550 USD

  • Size

    16.5x22mm

  • Composition

  • Remarks

    This miniature is Gilded Silver/Enamelled.

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