War Medal, Turkish

A Turkish War Medal. The white metal five pointed star has a crescent superimposed on a red enamel background. A seal of Sultan Resad is featured at the centre of the star. A red ribbon with thin white stripes near the edge is attached by a pin at the reverse. The date is ' 1337 ' which translates to 1915.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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This is a Turkish War Medal and should be considered as more than just Gallipoli. The TWM is Darphane made, which is the Turkish mint for medals. The figure in the center is the seal of Sultan Resad and the date is 1337 which is 1915. Thanks to Tan Kurbceke from Turkey

- Barry O'Sullivan posted 9 years ago.

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