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

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Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal, Galipoli Star

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Turkey, Ottoman Empire. A War Medal, Galipoli Star

(Harp Madalyası). Instituted in 1915. Cast silvered metal with red patination, Turkish-made, ball finials on the tips of the star points, measuring 56.2 mm (w) x 54.5 mm (h), horizontal pinback, tiny chip in the red patination on the tip of the star point at 12 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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