Original RARE Turkish (Axis German) WWI Gallipoli Star Maker Marked Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. The Gallipolli Star is a military decoration awarded by the Ottoman Empire. It was known as the Ottoman War Medal (Turkish: Harp Madalyası) or the Iron Crescent (from German Eiserner Halbmond, in allusion to the Iron Cross). It was instituted by Sultan Mehmed V on 1 March 1915 for gallantry in battle. This decoration was awarded for the duration of World War I to Ottoman and other Central Powers troops, primarily in Ottoman areas of engagement. The medal, made of nickel-plated brass, has a vaulted star-shaped badge, 56 mm across the diagonal span of the arms. The tips of the star are capped by ball finials and enclosed in a raised silver edge with the field in red lacquer or enamel. A raised crescent, open at the top, encircles the center of the badge. Inside the crescent is the tughra or cipher of the decoration’s creator, Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd, over the date 1333 AH (AD 1915). The reverse is flat, unadorned and has a straight pin. Some loss to the enamel on one side and small tape repair (see photos) otherwise good condition. Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Please see our other German Medals and Relics From WWI and WWII. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE! A great scarce medal missing from many collections!