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Egyptian Palestine Medal 'Medalyet Falasteen' c. 1949-1950
Item code: 0130075

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Egypt: Palestine Medal ("Medalyet Falasteen"), ND circa. 1949-1950; manufactured by Tawfiq Bichay; weight: 28.05g.

Obverse: modern styled seven-sided (heptagonal) medal depicting left facing profile of King Farouk between the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the Egyptian Parliament building, with legend "Medalyet Falasteen" (Palestine Medal).

On reverse, image of 3 standing soldiers (one of them an airman) above fleeing [Palestinian] civilians, with burning town in background, with Christian and Arabic dates "1948-1347". Standard green-red-yellow ribbon missing.

The date of this medal's institution is unknown, though it exists in two forms: one from before King Farouk's overthrow in 1952, and another (with plain side, lacking Farouk's portrait) issued after. The medal was issued for service in the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War, and most probably issued just after its cessation.

מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מדליות מדליה מזכרות מזכרת אות אותות יחידות יחידה הנצחה הוקרה צבאות ערב מזה"ת