Order of the Two Rivers (Wisam al-Imtiaz-i-Rafidain), Civil Division, Grand Cordon Breast Star (1928)


SKU: 01.IRQ.0101.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$790-2750 USD

  • Grand Cordon Breast Star Obverse
  • Grand Cordon Breast Star Reverse
  • Grand Cordon Breast Star Reverse Detail
  • Grand Cordon Breast Star Reverse Detail
  • Grand Cordon Breast Star Reverse Detail

Estimated market value:

$790-2750 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
  • Size
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Physical Description and Item Details

(The Kingdom of Iraq; Love of the Motherland is Faith’), reverse centre in silver gilt with inscribed medallion encircled by white enamel surround, with silver gilt laurel suspension, measuring 64 mm (w) x 90 mm (h - inclusive of laurels and horizontally pierced integral ball suspension), on original full length sash, with minor enamel contact and light cracking to arms, otherwise very fine. Accompanied by the star of the order, in typical French style, consisting of a silver gilt seven armed multi rayed star, with obverse centre mounted a seven armed red enameled silver gilt cross, with green and white enameled laurels laced between quadrants, centre presents the Iraqi Crown, encircled by motto ‘al-Mamlaka al-Iraqiah; Hub al-Watan min al-Iman’


The Order of the Two Rivers (Wisam al-Imtiaz-i-Rafidain) was established by King Faisal Ghazi I of Iraq in 1922 or 1927. 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 Order also has an associated Medal (see IRQ117). Despite the fall of the Iraqi Hashemite dynasty following the 1958 Iraqi Coup de'etat, the Order was retained and modified during the Iraqi Republic (see IRQ119).

The Grand Cordon Breast Star is conferred as the highest Class of the Order.

The Grand Cordon Breast Star features an Arabic inscription on the obverse which translates to "The Iraqi Kingdom Loving the Country is Faith."


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