Order of the Two Rivers (Wisam al-Imtiaz-i-Rafidain), Civil Division, Collar
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The Order of the Two Rivers (Wisam al-Imtiaz-i-Rafidain) was originally established by King Faisal Ghazi I of Iraq in 1922 or 1927 (see IRQ100). However, the Order was modified following the 1958 Iraqi Coup de'etat which resulted in the fall of Iraqi Hashemite dynasty and the establishment of the Iraqi Republic. In 1968, a Collar was added to the Order. The Order was named after the two great rivers of Iraq, the Tigris, and the Euphrates, and is awarded in 4 Classes to both civil and military personnel in recognition of exceptional or meritorious services to the state. Other foreigners may also be eligible for the award.
The Collar is conferred as the highest Class of the Order.
The crown design featured on the decorations of Orders issued during the Kingdom of Iraq was replaced by a republican eagle design during the Iraqi Republic.
It is uncertain if there are multiple versions of the Collar to distinguish between civil and military recipients.
There is limited information regarding this item.
It is uncertain if the Collar features an Arabic inscription. More research is necessary.
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