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Tunisian Order of Nichan Iftikhar. Pre 1942


Code: 10101

Order of Nichan Iftikhar, Commander 3rd Class, Ahmad II Ibn Ali issue, no hallmarks, silver and enamels, and of a higher quality French made form.
In very good condition and complete with neck ribbon and ties, one tie being broken.
The Order, whose name means ‘The Order of Victory’, was instituted in 1837 by Ahmad I ibn Mustafa, Bey of Tunis and reformed in 1857 by his successor Muhammad II ibn al-Husayn. It was effectively the National Order of Tunis from its foundation until its suppression after independence in 1957.
This example is from the reign of Ahmad II Ibn Ali
A very good early European-made example