Item 0813 - The Great Malavi Medal from the King of Morocco

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ZA COM MR-T-0813

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The Great Malavi Medal from the King of Morocco

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  • 21 January 1992 (Creation)

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 11/11

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Certificate recognizing Mr Mandela as the recipient of the Great Alavi Medal from the King of Morocco in recognition of Mandela's standing with the King. Translation is included and well as a form for the recipient to sign, Morocco

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White certificate inside large white envelope with Arabic writing on front. Bottom left corner of envelope has a label with the following, in French: "S.E. Mosieur Nelson Mandela President du Congres National Africain."
Certificate has a decorative gold, green, and red border. Top of certificate has Moroccan coat of arms in gold, red, and greed (Atlas mountains, the sun, two lions, and a crown). Certificate text is written in Arabic, in black. English translation of certificate, provided by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is included in the envelope, and reads:
King of Morocco
All the Praise belong to the Almighty God
and only the Almighty God is everlasting
(Seal of the King of Morocco)
Our present letter which hopefully is blessed by the Almighty God, certifies that with the grace of the Almighty we awarded His Excellency Nelson Mandela, Chairman of the African National Congress, the Great Alavi Medal
In recognition of His excellency's standing with our king, His Excellency deserves to receive this medal which will be blessed by the Almighty. We wish His Excellency every success and prosperity.
The present letter was prepared by the order of the King, in the Rebat Palace on Rajab 15, 1412, corresponding to January 21, 1992 and registered under number of 05-601-92.
On behalf of
Minister for Palaces, Protocol, and Medals
Court of the Kingdom
Ebrahim Faraj

NB: the order was never received since the form of acceptance was never filled out and returned

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0502

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