Lot 1016A

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Rare World War I insignia, approx. 2 1/4" x 2", a Pilot''s Badge of the Ottoman Air Force, of zinc construction, consisting of a gilt laurel wreath with a pair of superimposed spread wings, with an Ottoman crescent and star at center. A small medallion at top bears the calligraphic monogram of Sultan Mehmed Reshad V, while a ribbon at bottom bears the date "799", celebrating the establishment of the Ottoman Empire. The reverse is fitted with a vertical pin, with a minute hallmark on the reverse of the star, indicating manufacture in Germany, as opposed to the Ottoman national mint. These insignia were awarded semi-officially by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ottoman military, Enver Pasha, and were never accompanied by an award document. Shows minor wear to the finish, with some slight oxidation to the reverse, else very good.

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April 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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