Object Name: The Most Honourable Order of the Bath - Collar
Dimensions: 485 mm (H) x 185 mm (L) x 14 mm (W)
Registration Number: QNM.2015.110.1
A number of orders and medals were awarded to the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, former Amir of Qatar (1972-1995), by foreign heads of state, reflecting his efforts to build strong diplomatic relations with different countries across the world. In 1979, Queen Elizabeth II made Sheikh Khalifa an honorary knight of the Order of the Bath. The medal that he was granted is adorned with a sceptre in the centre, representing England, a thistle for Scotland, and a shamrock for Ireland, surrounded by gilted crowns. The border of the medal is inscribed in gilted letters that read 'TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO' which translates to 'Three Joined in One'. The medal is attached to a chain, adorned with eight pink roses that have an arrow going through the stem, nine golden crowns, and 17 white decorative elements.
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.