Imperial Order of the Lion and the Sun, Civil Division, IV Class

 Lion and Sun Medal
Period: Qajar dynasty, Persia
Date: possibly 19th century
Size: diameter 69 mm
Source: [1]

Like any other Lion and Sun medallion this bears a polychrome recumbent lion and a radiant sun with a female face. The Order was founded in 1808 by Fath ‘Ali Shah of the Qajar Dynasty as the Royal Order of the Sun. In 1820 it was re-organized and renamed. To learn more about Persian decorations look at this topic on Iranica: [2]