Order of Nishani-Shefkat, II Class

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SKU: 01.TUR.0106.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3400+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$3400+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Turkey
  • Makers
    Ottoman Imperial Mint
  • Composition
    Silver/Gold/Brilliants/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: HUMANITY CHARITY AND HEALTH
  • Size
    70mm

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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