Order of the Nile, Type I, Commander


SKU: 01.EGY.0106.106.01.000

Estimated market value:

$300+ USD

  • Commander Obverse
  • Commander Obverse
  • Commander Obverse
  • Commander Reverse

Estimated market value:

$300+ USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    The reverse features the maker's mark "LATTES."
  • Image Licensing

Physical Description and Item Details

Four-piece construction, silver gilt with white and blue enamelled insignia, mounted to a ten-pointed silver gilt star base, maker marked "LATTES" (Lattes of Cairo) on the reverse cartouche, 63.8 mm (w) x 94 mm (h) inclusive of its crown suspension, on its original full-length neck ribbon, intact enamels, extremely fine.


The Order of the Nile was instituted on April 14th, 1915, by Sultan Hussein Kamel, as the Kingdom of Egypt's highest State honour. The Order is conferred upon Egyptian Nationals and other foreigners in recognition of exceptionally valuable, distinguished, or meritorious public service to the Nation or throne. Both civilian and military service is eligible for the award. The Order was restructured into 2 classes in 1926 and was further reconstituted under the Arab Republic of Egypt on June 18, 1953. However, the Order still maintains its status as the highest state award.

Until 1926, the Order was conferred in 5 classes plus a Collar. The Commander was conferred as the III Class to 150 recipients.

The Commander is worn from a neck ribbon.

The Commander features an obverse Arabic inscription which translates to "What Benefits Egypt Owes to the Nile, Her Source of Prosperity and Happiness."


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