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  • Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A Liakat Medal, Gold Grade, c.1895
  • Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A Liakat Medal, Gold Grade, c.1895
  • Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A Liakat Medal, Gold Grade, c.1895
  • Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A Liakat Medal, Gold Grade, c.1895

Item: EG2905

Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A Liakat Medal, Gold Grade, c.1895

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Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A Liakat Medal, Gold Grade, c.1895

Liyakat Madalyasi. Instituted in 1890. In die struck Gold, weighing 8.1 grams, measuring 4.5 mm in diameter, on English style bar suspension, with fine period ribbon, extremely fine.

Footnote: The Liakat Medal translated as "Medal of Merit," was a decoration of the Ottoman Empire established in 1890. It could be awarded in two classes, Gold or Silver. The medal was a common military decoration of the late Ottoman Empire, through the end of the First World War. The medal could also be awarded to civilians for general merit to society. In 1905, women were allowed to receive the medal for charitable work, and other civilian merit. During the First World War I, a clasp of two crossed swords was attached to the ribbon with the date AH 1333 (1915) inscribed upon them.

This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on eMedals.com.

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