WW1 GALLIPOLI STAR OR PAINTED TYPE
The Gallipoli Star as it is known was a Turkish issued medal and was awarded to Turkish and German troops who served with Turkey during WW1 not just at Gallipoli.
The award was issued in two versions, one was the Other Ranks (OR) type that had a painted finish and the other was the Officers enamelled type. The OR type normally is not maker marked however the majority of the Officer enamelled type were made in Germany and were maker marked. Believe it or not the OR type is the rarer of the two awards but the Officer type demands a higher price.
The medal offered in this listing is the OR Type and retains the majority of its original paint finish.