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eMedals-Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal (AKA Galipoli Star), c.1917

Item: EU17122

Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal (AKA Galipoli Star), c.1917

Sale Date: July 1, 2019 Hammer Price

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Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal (AKA Galipoli Star), c.1917

(Harp Madalyası). Instituted in 1915. Of local Turkish manufacture in cast metal with red patination, ball finials on the tips of the star points, Turkish-made, measuring 55.5 mm (w) x 53.2 mm (h), horizontal pinback, scattered wear in the red patination and the silvering, better than very fine.

 

Footnote: The Gallipolli Star was a military decoration awarded by the Ottoman Empire. It is also known as the Ottoman War Medal. It was instituted by Sultan Mehmed V on March 1, 1915 for gallantry in battle. This decoration was awarded for the duration of the First World War to Ottoman and other Central Powers troops, primarily in Ottoman areas of engagement.

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