This Medal of the Republic was issued by Egypt and awarded by president Gamal Abdel Nasser to Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani in 1961. It was awarded in recognition of the good relations between Qatar and Egypt at the time. This type of medal is usually granted to heads of government, heir apparents, crown princes, and Egyptian citizens as well as foreigners who have provided valuable humanitarian services to the country. The medal is made out of gold, is oval in shape, and contains Islamic decorative motifs. The words "The Republic" in Arabic is engraved in the oval frame.
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.