Order of the Republic, Type I, Grand Officer


SKU: 01.EGY.0115.104.01.000

Estimated market value:

$400 USD

  • Order of the Republic, Type I, Grand Officer
  • Order of the Republic, Type I, Grand Officer
  • Order of the Republic, Type I, Grand Officer Reverse

Estimated market value:

$400 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Z. Fuchs
  • Composition
  • Inscription
  • Version Remarks
    Type I is with the Lily suspension.

Physical Description and Item Details

Egypt, Republic. An Order of the Republic, Type I, Grand Officer with Case, by Z. Fuchs

Instituted 1953. Type I (1953-1972). Of national manufacture, an extraordinary sash badge in silver consisting of a faceted multi-rayed five-pointed star with hand chiseled details, superimposing by an enameled blue silver-gilt five-armed cross with wearing symbols of the Lilies in each arm, with quadrants featuring an interlaced enameled deep blue ring with ornamental patterns in gilt, the obverse centre with a circular red medallion featuring Arabic lettering also in gilt, within a beaded circular outsider ring, the reverse is plain with central maker’s mark of Z. Fuchs, Cairo, along together with silver Egyptian hallmarking denoting 900 silver purity, as well as Arabic date letter (1951-53), measuring 57.13 mm (w) x 78 mm (h-inclusive of gilt suspension), on original full-length neck ribbon, presenting bent tips for wearing and tarnished silver, otherwise very fine.


The Order of the Republic was instituted by governmental law in 1953 in commemoration of the reestablishment of the Republic of Egypt. The Order is conferred upon Egyptian citizens as well as foreigners in recognition of valuable services rendered to Egyptian and foreign blood princes and heads of government. Demonstrations of outstanding civil or military merit also qualify for the award of the Order. The Order is awarded in 5 classes plus a Collar. The class is dependent on the service recognized and the recipient’s status. The Military Order of the Republic is modelled after the Order of the Republic. The Order is also believed to have 2 associated Medals: the I and II Class of the Military Medal of the Republic.

The Grand Officer is bestowed as the II Class award of the Order.

The Grand Officer features an obverse Arabic inscription which translates to “Republic.”

There are multiple versions of the Grand Officer which vary by design and suspension. Early versions feature a depiction of a lily suspension surmounting the medallion while later versions instituted after 1972 feature an Egyptian Eagle or Hawk suspension.

There may be additional versions not featured here.


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