A medal established to honour Simon Bolivar, a Venezulen political leader who played a crucial role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states. The medal is called the ‘Order of the liberator Simon Bolivar’. The obverse side of the medal has an image of Simon Bolivar engraved in gold facing left, in his military uniform, with a half golden leafy wreath at the bottom. The border is navy blue with the words ‘Simon Bolivar’ in gold. The reverse side of the coin has a shield that is separated into 3 segments, with the images of a boat, horse and what resembles a tree. The top part of the shield has two horns crossing over and the wording on the bottom of the shield reads ‘Republic of Venezuela’. The medal is attached to a chain that has 10 wreath bordered shields on it.
20th Century
Object Name: Medal
Period: 20th Century
Date: 20th Century
Dimensions: 79 mm (H) x 36 mm (W) x 7 mm (D)
Medium: silver
Registration Number: QNM.2015.98.1
This medal was given by the king of the United Kingdom, George VI (r.1936-1952) as a personal souvenir to commemorate his coronation. It was awarded throughout the Empire to members of the armed forces and officers of state, officials and servants of the royal household, ministers, mayors, public servants and local government, among others. 90,279 medals were stuck. This is part of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani's collection.
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The Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, was born in Doha in January 1952. His mother was Sheikha Aisha bint Hamad Al Attiyah. Sheikh Hamad was raised and educated in Doha before joining the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. After graduating in 1971, he joined the Qatar Armed Forces, where he was promoted through the ranks to Major General. He played a key role in the development of the Armed Forces.

Sheikh Hamad ruled from 1995 to 2013. His reign saw the nation experience impressive economic, social and cultural development, whilst maintaining Qatari values and identity. He also promoted Qatar internationally and received many awards from Arab and foreign nations in recognition of his efforts.

Sheikh Hamad is known for his charity work and his fondness for history, diving and falconry.

Sheikh Hamad is married to Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and Sheikha Noura bint Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani. He has 11 sons and 13 daughters.