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You are bidding on a rare World War 1 Turkish Medal known as the Gallipoli Star. It is also known as the Turkish Iron Half Moon. Created in 1915 as an award of merit specific to the current war World War I, this medal was not a campaign medal, but a medal for military merit. The War Medal was the 'entry level' gallantry award of the Turkish military in World War I, ranking below the silver Liyakat Medal. This medal is often referred to by nicknames, such as the 'Gallipoli Star' in English, or the 'Eiserner Halbmond' Iron Crescent in German. The medal is star shaped, approximately 56 mm across, with ball finials, a raised silver edge and red field in lacquer or enamel. A raised crescent, open at the top, encircles the center of the badge, and inside the crescent is the tughra of Sultan Mehmed Reshad V, over the date '1333 - 1915'. It is in a very good condition. It is a very rare find. This is not a forgery or reproduction, this belonged to the Grandfather of a friend of mine who died just recently. Recently the same star on eBay was sold for 990 - please look at the last image. Combined shipping is available. Start price is $1. Reserve price is VERY LOW !!

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German WW1 Gallipoli Star for German Officers, Eiserner

Estimate $350 - $400Dec 23, 2017