Turkey - Ottoman Empire: Medal of Merit (Liyakat Medal) in Silver, miniature of the award, with swivel suspension in a British form, and without clasp indicating a civil award. Very rare in miniature.

Price: £150


Product ID: CMA/10386
Availability: IN STOCK
Description:

Turkey - Ottoman Empire: Medal of Merit (Liyakat Medal) in Silver, miniature of the award, with swivel suspension in a British form, and without clasp indicating a civil award. Very rare in miniature.

Condition: toned, Nearly Extremely Fine.

The medal was instituted in 1890 and became the standard Ottoman military decoration. It could also be awarded to civilians for merit and from 1905 to women for charitable and meritorious acts. From 1915, military awards was given but with a bar and crossed swords on the ribbon. A number of British recipient's of this award gained the medal for there work on the Ottoman railways prior to the Great War.


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