This medal is the Order of Muhammad, instituted by King Mohammed V of Morocco in 1956. It was awarded to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani by the King of Morocco.
The openwork collar segment consists of foliate links set with small cabochon rubies and emeralds. At the bottom centre is an openwork plaque with two lions flanking an engraved scroll and a crest with a diamond-rayed rising sun; an emerald-centred star on an orange enamel background; and a small diamond-set crown with orange and green enamel detail.
Hanging from this plaque is an eight-pointed medal. It has a circular green centre with small gold lions and crest, and the words ‘The Mohammedi’ in Arabic, framed with platinum set diamonds. Around this is an ornate edging with green enamelled foliate points with rubies and a diamond-tipped fleur-de-lis between them.
HISTORICAL CONTEXT QATAR
These galleries present pivotal moments in Qatar's modern history, from 1500s to the present. These moments have made Qatar into the nation that we know today. Discover the leaders who have guided their people, the battles and events that have defined the nation and Qatar's vision for the future. The history of the nation unfolds through letters, newspapers, maps, artefacts, stamps, currency, historical photographs and testimonies of the people. They are witnesses to his crucial period, which continues to shape the development of the country and to enrichthe collective memory of the Qatari people.