Ottoman-turkey-turkish General Service Medal (sanayi & Iftihar Madalyasi) 1889


 Ottoman-turkey-turkish General Service Medal (sanayi & Iftihar Madalyasi) 1889

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Ottoman-turkey-turkish General Service Medal (sanayi & Iftihar Madalyasi) 1889:
$106


ORIGINAL in 1889, the Sanayi Medal was a merit medal for arts and sciences, but it appears to have been awarded in a much broader context than that description implies. The name of this medal was originally "Iftihar Madalyasi", which is the same name used earlier for the General Service Medal, but it was later changed to "Sanay-i Nefise Madalyasi" which translates roughly as "Medal of Beautiful Arts." It was generally referred to simply as the Sanayi Medal. Used primarily as a civilian medal for general merit, it was sometimes awarded to military personnel as well. In some cases, the Sanayi medal being is known to have been awarded as a substitute for the Liyakat medal. Most of the recipients were artists and artisans such as personnel of the Yildiz porcelain factory, or performers at the private theater of Sultan Abdulhamid II at the palace. The medal came in two classes, gold and silver. The obverse contains an Ottoman trophy of arms, and the reverse bears a laurel wreath with a space in the center for recipients to have their names engraved. The ribbon is half red, half white Like the Imtiaz medals of the WW1 period, it used the crossed sabers device for combat awards, and in this form was frequently awarded to German and Austrianmilitary personnel..The original silk ribbon is in WORN condition- PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICTURES FOR THE CONDITON.

WORLD WIDE US $ 8.00. MULTIPLE ITEMS WON ARE COMBINED FOR FREE NO EXTRA CHARGE - I AM SELLING THIS ITEM AS IT IS NO RETURN. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE MAKE A NOTE I WILL BE MAILING THIS LOT FROM TURKEY WITH REGISTERED MAIL .INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR THERE COUNTRIES TAXES OR IMPORT DUTIES-THANKS.


Ottoman-turkey-turkish General Service Medal (sanayi & Iftihar Madalyasi) 1889:
$106

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