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Order of "The Honorable Star of Bukhara"
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

There are only a few copies of these orders in major museums around the world. The emir of Bukhara presented this order to H.Z.Taghiyev for his services in enlightening the Muslim population of the Russian Empire.

History of the Object
One of the rarest and most unique orders of the world, "The Honorable Star of Bukhara" ("Sitoree Bukharoe Sharif") was established in 1885 (1303 AH), by emir Abdallah of Bukhara. Depending on the degree it was made of gold or silver and covered with enamel. This order is of the 6th class.

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Type
Coins and medals 
Materials
Silver, with inscription in Arabic script "Nishoni dar-us-saltani Bukhoroi Sharif" ("The award of the capital of Noble Bukhara") 
Measurements
Diameter 9 cm, weight 52.2 gr 
Creator name
Unknown, because it was a state demand. 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bukhara 
Geography
Uzbekistan 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; By Hijrah 1303, miladi 1885 
Function
Belonged to the famous Azerbaijani oil magnate and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabidin Taghiyev (1838-1924). The building of the present Museum of the History of Azerbaijan was the house of H.Z.Taghiyev and his family from 1901-1920. 
Acquisition
A gift from emir Seid Abdul Ahad khan of Bukhara to H.Z.Taghiyev during his visit to Baku. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan 
Museum
ANAS National Museum of the History of Azerbaijan 
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