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Jordan: silver military decoration, 1956; size: 29mm, thickness: 2.5mm, weight: 11.7g. Obv.: Jordanian royal crown above crossed rifles surrounded by wreath. Rev.: Arabic leg. "The
Item code: 0130086

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Jordan: silver military decoration, 1956; size: 29mm, thickness: 2.5mm, weight: 11.7g. Obv.: Jordanian royal crown above crossed rifles surrounded by wreath. Rev.: Arabic leg. "There is still a triumphant troop in the battle | 1956", w/silver marks of Taylor & Hancock of Birmingham (possibly from mid 19th Century). The medallion may have been issued in connection to King Hussein's dismissal of the British leadership of the Arab Legion, which he subsequently renamed "The Arab Army" (March 1956) or it may relate - less likely - to the reaction to an Israeli 'retribution operation' in Al-Rahwa, near Hebron, in Sept. wherein over 20 Jordanian soldiers & policemen were killed.