Order of the House of Osman, Collar
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Turkey, Order of Hanedani Ali Osman Nishani (Order of the Illustrious Ottoman Dynasty) (one class only) set of insignia, comprising a twenty-eight link collar, in gold and red and white enamels, with alternating star-and-crescent and six-pointed star links and gold central ring for carrying the gold and enamelled collar badge, this having a gold centre with the toughra of Abdul Hamid II, the border around bearing the dates AH 699 (1299, the date of the founding of the Ottoman Empire) and AH 1311 (1895, the date of the foundation of the Order), with gold and enamelled riband clip, badge 72 x 44mm, in custom-made Spink and Son Ltd. case, collar detached in six places but with all links present, some of the smaller six point star links chipped, otherwise generally extremely fine and extremely rare.
The Order was conferred upon members of the Royal Family, as well as foreign and national Heads of State.
The cypher of the Sultan is featured on the obverse.
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