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Khau, a medal of honour

Khau is a medal of honour which was awarded to the bravest soldiers of Moshoeshoe the Great. It was also used by Moshoeshoe’s emissaries when …

Khau
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Date: 19th Century
Coverage: Lesotho

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Khau is a medal of honour which was awarded to the bravest soldiers of Moshoeshoe the Great. It was also used by Moshoeshoe’s emissaries when on diplomatic missions to other African kingdoms. The khau was made of copper and worn on the upper chest by such warriors/emissaries. 

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