Honourable Order of Oman, Civil Division, III Class Commander
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The Order of Oman (Wisam Al-Oman) was instituted following Sultan Qaboo's accession to the throne on July 23, 1970. The Order was originally conferred in 5 Classes to both civil and military personnel, however, the Order was amended in 1982 and the Honourable Order of Oman (Wisam Al-Sharif Al-Oman) was added as a Special Class.
The III Class Commander is worn from a neck ribbon and is issued with a Breast Star.
There are 2 versions of the Commander which vary by design according to service recognized. Commanders awarded in recognition of civil service feature a design of a crescent moon while Commanders awarded for military service feature a design of the Oman emblem on the obverse. The Commander also varies by enamel design; with Badges awarded to civilians featuring white enamel and Badges awarded to military personnel featuring red enamel.
There may be additional versions which differ by composition.
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$12000+ (for Set) USD
Obv: [ARABIC INSCRIPTION]
Asprey & Company, London
The reverse is stamped "750" and with the maker's mark.
$12,000-22,500 (for III Class Commander Set) USD
The reverse is stamped "750" and with the maker's mark. The III Class Commander Miniature is manufactured by Asprey & Company, London. The III Class Commander Miniature (for civilians) images are courtesy of La Galerie Numismatique. Please see the following page for more detail: https://www.coins-la-galerie-numismatique.com/auction-36-day-3/order-oman-wisam-al-oman-instituted-sultan-qaboos-23rd-july-1970
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