LIBYA

The Sanussi Dynasty

ORDERS AND DECORATIONS

Nishan al-Idris (the Order of Idris I): founded by King Idris I in 1947. Awarded in two classes (1. Grand Collar - reserved for Kings and Heads of State, and 2. Grand Cordon - reserved for consorts of Heads of State, princes and princesses and members of royal families).
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Nishan al-Sayyid Muhammad Ali al-Sanussi - First class of Grand Cordon, breast star.

Nishan al-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Ali al-Sanussi (the High Order of Sayyid Muhammad ibn Ali al-Sanussi): founded by King Idris I in 1951 as an award for exceptional services to the state. Awarded in four classes (1. First class or Grand Cordon - limited to a handful of awards to the highest ranking and most accomplished statesmen, 2. Second class or Grand Officer, 3. Third class or Commander, 4. Fourth class).
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Nishan al-Istiqlal - First class of Grand Cordon, breast star.

Nishan al-Istiqlal (the Order of Independence): founded by King Idris I in 1951 as a general reward of merit to reward services to the nation, both military and civil. Awarded in four classes (1. First class or Grand Cordon - limited to a handful of awards to the highest ranking and most accomplished statesmen, 2. Second class or Grand Officer, 3. Third class or Commander, 4. Fourth class).
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Nishan al-Istiqlal - Second class of Grand Officer, neck badge.

Al-Sanusi National Service Star: instituted by King Idris I in 1955. Awarded in a single class.
Al-Sanusi Army Liberation Medal: instituted by King Idris I to recognize the creation of the Army of Liberation on 9th August 1940, and awarded to those who fought against the Axis powers during the Second World War. Awarded in a single class.
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The Al-Sanusi Army Liberation Medal, obverse (L) and reverse (R)

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