Order of Mehdauia, Collar
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The Order of Mehdauia (Orden de la Mehdauia) was established in the Protectorate of Morocco by Prince Moulay Hassan bin al-Mahdi on August 18, 1926. It was conferred upon national and foreign citizens in recognition of distinguished and notorious services that supported the Spanish interests in Morocco.
The grades of the Order were Grand Cross, Commander by Number, Commander, and Officer. In 1945, the Order was extend to award women with reduced size awards.
The Order became obsolete just after Morocco Independence from Spanish rule in 1956.
The reverse features Arabic script which roughly translates to "Mulay the Mahdi Ben Ismail for the Glory of God."
The Collar was added in 1937, and it was awarded to Heads of State exclusively.
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