Educational (Elmi) Medal, I Class
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The Educational Medal, or Elmi Medal (Midal il Ilmi), is believed to have been instituted during the Qajar era in 1922 or 1925. The award may also be known as the Medal for Scientific Merit. The Medal was retained and modified during the Pahlavi dynasty and is associated with the Order of Arts and Science. The Medal is awarded in 2 Classes to recognize Iranian citizens for educational or scientific meritorious service. School principles and deputies, instructors of primary schools and students may be recognized by the award. Foreign scientists or educators may also be eligible or the award.
The I Class Medal is composed of silver and was awarded in recognition of exceptional service.
The reverse features the motto of the Ministry of Education inscribed in Persian which translates to "He Who Knows is Mighty."
There may be additional versions of the I Class Medal which vary by composition.
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