Gents, picked this up.......was not sure if fake or 57'er period (1950's-60's) Imperial veterans replacement, comments please...........rarer medal style with suspension ring, a St u L piece or rubbish ?
I have had a number of Turkish War medals, as I used to have a large Imperial award/medal collection, Turkish and German made......however I know St u L made this award in between the wars, during WW2 and as a post war veterans replacement, but I have only seen the more usual pin back version with its distinctive mid production (1960-on) hardware, solid hinge tapered pin and small "c" catch, this being a suspension mount version makes confirmation as a St u L version more difficult ..............it has a correct size identical suspension ring as on other 57er period St u L medals in my collection, it has the snail shaped Tughra, and the strawberry seeds background both indicative of an St u L made award, however I will see what others think, as I have only handled WW1 and inter-war versions.
comments up to now on another forum are erring towards pre 1945 construction..................
Prost ! Steve.