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Jordan: Trans-Jordan Long and Faithful Service Medal ("Midalat al-Taqdir lil Khidmat al-Makhlis"), ND (1948); struck in bronze; weight: 27g; size: 38mm. Obverse depicts left facing bust of as-Sayyid Abdullah bin al-Hussein (1882-1951), the Emir (and future King) of Trans-Jordan, with Arabic inscription below, "Sharat Taqdir Al-Khidma al-Mukhlisa" ("Medal in Appreciation of Loyal Service"). On reverse, the royal crown with Arabic inscription "Abdullah Ibn Al-Hussein", surrounded by two olive leaf branches. Though missing the ribbon and suspension-bar, the medal retains the claw. Although the medal is not dated to its period of issue, it was instituted in 1948 to recognise long service and good conduct (without court martial) in the uniformed services - 20 years for officers or 15 for non-commissioned officers. The date which does appear on the medal "????" (1339AH, or 1921) refers to the date in which Transjordan was founded. The portrait of Al-Hussein dates from that period, when he was Emir of Transjordan.

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Trans-Jordanian Long & Faithful Service military Medal

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