Forget the Victoria Cross, what about the ‘Order of the Golden Fly’?
Forget the Victoria Cross or the Medal of Honor, Ancient Egyptians were awarded the Golden Fly for the their military succcesses. The fly represented tenacity, the ability to keep harrying your enemy like a horsefly that just won’t give up.
They were also awarded to female soldiers and spies. The pendants were awarded by the king for military achievement, sometimes referred to as the ‘order of the golden fly’.