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eMedals-Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal,  Galipoli Star

Item: EU16402

Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal, Galipoli Star

Sale Date: February 11, 2019 Hammer Price

$141

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Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal, Galipoli Star

(Harp Madalyası). Instituted in 1915. Cast metal with red patination, Turkish-made, ball finials on the tips of the star points, measuring 55.3 mm (w) x 53.7 mm (h), brass suspension bar placed on the reverse, very light crazing evident in the red patination on the star point at 5 o'clock, the remaining patination intact, near extremely 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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