OTTOMAN EMPIRE EGYPT KHEDIVATE JUDGE'S BADGE OF OFFICE FROMENT MEURICE W/ BOX

OTTOMAN EMPIRE EGYPT KHEDIVATE JUDGE'S BADGE OF OFFICE FROMENT MEURICE WITH BOX AND PHOTOGRAPH OF ORIGINAL OWNER
Belonged to Judge Apostolo N. Gennaropoulo of the Mixed Tribunals of Alexandria, Egypt .
This Badge was instituted by the Khedive of Egypt, Abbas II Hilmi Bey, the last Khedive of Egypt and the Sudan. Emile Froment-Meurice, the most famous jeweler in Paris at the time and active until 1913, was commissioned to design the Badge. Imposing and of impressive size in heavy gilded silver, the Badge reflects contemporary design and the reputation of the jeweller. Egypt was at the time under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire and did not have its own system of Orders. This Badge could therefore be regarded as the antecedent of the later Egyptian Order system. The small circular 'medallion' at the bottom of the badge bears the Ottoman Tughra and resembles the Order of Medjidie.
Badge of Justice of mixed tribunal. Imposing silver plate, gilt and enamel, with a shining sun, a royal coat which is surmounted by the Royal Egyptian crown. On the mantle and behind the double table of the Act, surrounded by a branch of oak and laurel, crossed a hand of justice and a scepter surmounted by a crescent, each adorned with a tough (ponytail, badge dignity pashas); on the top, a five-pointed star shines, and following is a jewel
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