Order of Medjidjie, Civil Division, I Class Breast Star

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SKU: 01.TUR.0105.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1800 USD

  • Order of Medjidjie, Civil Division, I Class Breast Star Obverse
  • Order of Medjidjie, Civil Division, I Class Breast Star Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1800 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Turkey
  • Makers
    Ottoman Imperial Mint
  • Composition
    Silver/Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: ZEAL DEVOTION AND LOYALTY 1268
  • Size
    98mm

History


This Order was conferred upon Turkish citizens and foreigners in recognition of extraordinary civil and military services to the state. It was also awarded for military merit as well as civil merit.

Swords were added to distinguish the awards conferred for military merit.

There are several variations in the design attributes of this Order, including the addition of diamonds and rubies.

The inscription is a translation of the Arabic script on the obverse, with the Sultan's initials in the centre of the medallion. The makers mark of the Ottoman Imperial Mint, or a foreign mint, is found on the reverse.

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