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Turkey: (Ottoman Empire). Yemen Campaign Medal 1892

Turkey: (Ottoman Empire). Yemen Campaign Medal 1892

The medal retaining it's original silk riband, this with a contemporary mounting bar (sans pin) attached

For the only topical to the period published English language source pertaining to Yemen and the Yemen Rebellion of 1892 reference 'A journey Through Yemen' (Walter B. Harris, 1893) by the British journalist, writer & traveller, Walter Burton Harris, an Arabic linguist, who travelled across Yemen in 1892 - a unique event for a British citizen in the late 19th Century, and the more extraordinary for having made his journey during the Yemen Rebellion

A choice example of a scarce Ottoman campaign medal, rarely found in such delightful toned / patinated condition, with fine sharp detail to the calligraphy on both obverse and reverse of the medal

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 20913

195.00 GBP


Turkey (Ottoman Empire): Liyakat Medal (Liyakat Madalyasi). Silver grade. Military issue with dated '1915 Clasp & Crossed Swords' for the Great War

Turkey (Ottoman Empire): Liyakat Medal (Liyakat Madalyasi). Silver grade. Military issue with dated '1915 Clasp & Crossed Swords' for the Great War

Liyakat Medal (Liyakat Madalyasi), or 'Medal of Merit' was first instituted in 1890, and became the standard military decoration for rewarding acts of distinguished service nature of its award criteria (the reverse translation of the decoration specifies that the award was 'Medal of Merit Specially for Those Who Have Shown Loyalty and Bravery'

During the Great War the Ottoman Empire awarded 3 x decorations for bravery / distinguished services, the order of precedence for these Ottoman decorations 1915-1918 in descending order of importance was:

- Imtiyaz Medal. Gold grade
- Liyakat Medal. Gold grade
- Imtiyaz Medal. Silver grade
- Liyakat Medal. Silver grade
- 1915 War Medal (Harp Madalyasi) 'Gallipoli Star'

The medal fitted with a contemporary red silk riband

Condition: About GVF

Code: 20914

175.00 GBP


Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Medal 1960-. With clasp '1968-69'

Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Medal 1960-. With clasp '1968-69'

Locally made South Vietnam issue with unofficial dated clasp '1968-69'

The original silk riband fitted with a white metal mounting bar as issued, this with hinged pin and clasp fittings

Tet Offensive: This unofficial clasp covers the period of the 'Tet Offensive' (January- September 1968)

The Tet Offensive (or, 'general offensive and uprising of Tet Mau Than) marked a major escalation and one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War. It was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong (VC) and North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), the United States Armed Forces and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam. The name is the truncated version of the Lunar New Year festival in Vietnamese

A rare seen unofficial campaign clasp - the clasp not recorded in 'The Decorations and Medals of the Republic of Vietnam and Her Allies 1950 to 1975' (John Sylvester & Frank Foster, 1995)

Condition: VF

Code: 20917

SOLD


Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Star 1960-. With clasp '1966-'

Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Star 1960-. With clasp '1966-'

Locally made South Vietnam issue with unofficial dated clasp '1966-'

This unofficial dated clasp includes qualifying time during 2 x specified US campaigns vis;

- Vietnam Counteroffensive: 25 December 1965 - 30 June 1966
- Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase II: 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1967

The medal retaining a good length of the original issue silk riband

A rare seen unofficial campaign clasp

Condition: VF

Code: 20916

SOLD


Thailand (Kingdom of Siam): Vietnam War Campaign Service Medal. With gilt 'Lightning Bolts' combat emblem

Thailand (Kingdom of Siam): Vietnam War Campaign Service Medal. With gilt 'Lightning Bolts' combat emblem

The riband fitted with a gilt 'Lightning' bolts emblem that denotes he recipient experienced combat operations (cam under fire) in Vietnam

Complete with integral top brooch bar with pin to reverse, and the medal fitted with the original stitched silk riband

The medal was awarded to the Armed Forces personnel from Thailand who served during the Vietnam War from circa 1964-1973

One reverse pin of the gilt combat emblem a/f

Condition: EF

Code: 20915

SOLD


Finland: Merit Medal of the Order of the White Rose. 2nd Class. Silver. Hallmarked

Finland: Merit Medal of the Order of the White Rose. 2nd Class. Silver. Hallmarked

A very early issue with exquisite silver & mint hallmarks on rim of medal comprising (00/crown/813H/rowboat/N7)

The Order of the White Rose of Finland (Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun ritarikunta) is one of three official orders in Finland. The Order comprises, 6 x classes of Orders, a Cross of Merit and 3 x grades of medals

The Order of the White Rose of Finland was established by Gustaf Mannerheim in his capacity as regent (temporary head of state) on January 28, 1919. The name comes from the nine roses argent in the coat of arms of Finland. The order's rules and regulations were confirmed on May 16, 1919, and its present rules date from June 1, 1940

The Order, Cross and Medals - all classes & grades - can be awarded for civil or military service

Condition: Toned about EF

Code: 20821

30.00 GBP


Finland: Medal for the Continuation War (campaign against the Soviet Union 1941-45)

Finland: Medal for the Continuation War (campaign against the Soviet Union 1941-45)

Medal retaining its original long length of silk riband

The medal was awarded for service during the 'Continuation War' fought between 25 June 1941 to 19 September 1944

Military casualties incurred during the 'Continuation War', comprised an estimated 225,000 Finland; 84,000 Germany; 754,000 Soviet Union

Finlands military casualties by category were estimated to be:

- 63,200 +/- Dead or Missing
- 158,000 +/- Wounded
- 3,500 +/- Prisoners of War

Condition: GVF

Code: 20820

20.00 GBP


Finland: Medal of Physical Education and Sports. Bronze grade. 1st type badge with 1945 reverse legend 'Urheilu Isanmaa'

Finland: Medal of Physical Education and Sports. Bronze grade. 1st type badge with 1945 reverse legend 'Urheilu Isanmaa'

Instituted 1 March 1945

Awarded for outstanding achievement in Finnish athletics, and for services to physical education

A good early issue in choice condition with bright long length of original silk riband

The stitched silk riband fitted with a two pronged investiture mounting pin as-worn

Condition: EF

Code: 20819

30.00 GBP


Finland: Un-attributed Bravery & Campaign medal pair to a Finnish Naval 'Coastal Defence' veteran of the 'Winter War' 1939-1940

Finland: Un-attributed Bravery & Campaign medal pair to a Finnish Naval 'Coastal Defence' veteran of the 'Winter War' 1939-1940

Comprising:

- Finland: Medal for Bravery of the Order of Liberty. 1st Class silver with date 1939

- Finland: Winter War Medal 1939-40. With crossed 'Swords' emblem and clasp 'Rannikkopuolustus'

The Medal for Bravery of the Order of Liberty has the reverse date '1939' denoting an award for the successful 'Winter War' (bravery medals of this order awarded for the 'Conuation War 1941-1945' have the reverse date 1941. The Order was created on 16 December 1940 and based on the Crosses and Medals of Liberty from the liberation war of 1918 during which Finland won her freedom from Russia. In the Winter War of November 1939-March 1940 Russia attempted to re-annex Finland, as she had the other independent Baltic states. Finland resisted heroically and against overwhelming odds retained her independence, though forced to cede territory. This example would only have been awarded for an act of military bravery in the 'Winter War 1939-1940'

Note this example of the Medal for Bravery of the Order of Liberty has the reverse date '1939', and is silver (not hallmarked) but with thinner flange associated for the silver issues

The 'Swords' emblem on the 'Winter War' medal riband denotes a serviceman who experienced 'combat' during the Winter War

The clasp 'Rannikkopuolustus' (or, Coastal Defence), was awarded to personnel of the Finnish Navy, and both Fleet and Coastal Artillery, Coast Guard and any other personnel who had come under fire while serving aboard a ship during the 'Winter War' against the armed forces of the Soviet Union

The medals mounted as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings for wear

Scarce seen clasp on the 'Winter War Medal' to Finnish naval forces

Condition: GVF

Code: 20818

85.00 GBP


Bulgaria (Kingdom). Medal of Bravery. Silver 4th Class. With 1915 obverse date

Bulgaria (Kingdom). Medal of Bravery. Silver 4th Class. With 1915 obverse date

This award was created in 1915, and all Great War awards of the Bulgarian Bravery Medal are dated 1915 on obverse. The decoration was only awarded to 'Other Ranks' in four classes the first two classes in gilt and the last two classes in silver. The colours of the ribands were identical for all awards, however the 1st & 3rd Class awards had distinctive bows on the ribands to distinguish them apart from the 2nd & 4th class awards

The decoration retaining a good length of original & scarce found, original silk riband

Condition: GVF

Code: 20790

45.00 GBP


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