About Gold of Valor
|September 26th, 2004||#1|
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Gold of Valor info
The Gold of Valor was awarded by the Pharoah to military leaders who distinguished themselves in battle. Although generals might be represented in stone carvings commemorating battles meant to preserve the event for all time, the Gold of Valor was an honor that could be worn to show his peers and other Egyptians his proven worth in combat. As such, it was a predecessor to modern medals, dating back to at least 1400 BC.
It must be remembered that at this time warfare was still relatively primitive. Good leadership meant leading from the front, even if you were an Egyptian general!
The Gold of Valor was a necklace, with three pendants in the shape of flies. The award was made up of about a half-pound of gold, making it one of the most valuable military decorations as well as the most ancient.
As to why they chose flies to represent valor is anyone's guess.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother
|May 7th, 2005||#2|
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first, do you have a picture of it, it sounds interesting.
Second, what's so funny about this? This should be in the military history forum.
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