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Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel

Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel

Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel   Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel
Turkey, Ottoman Empire, very nice quality, Order of Osmanieh, neck Badge, 63mm, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, some very minor green enamel chipping wear at the back on two points of star, IMO Good very fine plus, with full silk neck riband see pictures for condition The order was created in January 1862 by Sultan Abdülaziz. With the obsolescence of the Nian-i Iftikhar, this became the second highest order in the Empire, ranking below the Nian-i Imtiyaz. It was awarded by the Sultan to Ottoman civil servants and military leaders for outstanding services to the state. Generally, it could not be awarded to women, but exceptions appear to have been made at the Sultan's discretion.

The order was originally established in three classes. In 1867 the order was expanded to four classes, plus an augmented first class set with brilliants or diamonds (This does not include the awards with sabers, which were not separate classes, but did constitute separate awards). The order was restricted (for Turkish recipients) to 50 members of the first class, 200 members of the second class, 1000 of the third class, and 2000 of the fourth class. Originally, one could not receive the first class of this order without having first been decorated with the First Class of the Order of the Medjidie, but during the 33-year reign of Abdulhamid II, most of these restrictions were ignored and the first class of both orders were awarded liberally. A fifth class was added in 1893.

From 1915 until the end of the First World War, all classes could be awarded with sabers when awarded for achievements in military operations. End of order during WW1 with collapse of Ottoman Empire. Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel. Ottoman Empire Order of Osmanieh Neck badge 3rd class Gordon of Khartoum "Gordon Pasha" late 19thC Turkey, Ottoman Empire, very nice quality, Order of Osmanieh, neck Badge, 63mm, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, some very minor green enamel chipping wear at the back on two points of star, IMO Good very fine plus, with full silk neck riband see pictures for condition The order was created in January 1862 by Sultan Abdülaziz. Gordon of Khartoum was just one notable British Officer who received from the Ottoman Empire the Order of Osmaneih, also George V, Tsar Nicholas II, (prior WW1) to name just a few. The item "Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel" is in sale since Thursday, December 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "theonlineauctionsale" and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey
  • Country/ Organization: Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Theme: Militaria
  • Time Period: 19th Century (1800-1899)
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Service: Army Navy Airforce etc
  • Era: 1816-1913

Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel   Very fine Ottoman Order of Osmanieh Neck badge medal 3rd cl silver gilt & enamel