Indian Title Badge, Muslim issue 3rd Class for Khan Sahib, GVR 2nd type, silver and enamel, awarded to Saiyed Mohammad on 1st January 1934. Scarce.
Indian Title Badge, Muslim issue 3rd Class for Khan Sahib, GVR 2nd type, silver and enamel, officially engraved on the reverse; (SAIYED MOHAMMAD 1ST: JANY. 1934).
Condition: some loss to enamel, polished on highlights, only Fine.
Introduced by King George V on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar in 1911 and awarded in three classes to civilians and Viceroy’s commissioned officers of the Indian Army for faithful service or acts of public welfare. Recipient’s proceeded from lowest grade to higher grades, each accompanied by a distinctive title. East grade was issued in Hindu and Muslim versions, differing in title: Diwan Bahadur (Muslim) or Sardar Bhadur (Hindu), Khan Bahadur (Muslim) or Rai or Rao Bahadur (Hindu) and Khan Sahib (Muslim) or Rai or Rao Sahib (Hindu), is descending order of grade. These title badges took precedence after all British and Indian decorations, and before campaign medals.