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  1. Lawrence

    Unidentified

    Thank You, and now I feel very Lucky....think I will go back to British Medals and leave the Chinese ones for the experts. Although I also collect Russian and Soviet ODM I am a little more up to date with spotting the fakes. I was just surprised I could not identify the medal in the first place. But thanks for the info Lawrence
  2. Lawrence

    Unidentified

    I was an under bidder on this medal, I could not identify it, but was going to buy it on spec had my PC not lost internet connection 10 seconds before the bidding ended. It sold for about £110 which I thought was cheap...but then again I did not know what the medal was Can anyone please identify it as I would love to know.http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-14817-0-64151500-1384532882.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-14817-0-81432900-1384532896.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-14817-0-00672000-1384532908.jpg
  3. Thank you very much JimZ. I now understand why I could not find him, because of the change of his name. Thank you again very helpful. Lawrence
  4. Hello, although my Great Grandparents were Russian, I speak or read no Russian myself. I am a new collector to Soviet Awards, not being able to afford a Hero of the Soviet Union, I recently purchased a couple of Award/ID books of (I was told) a Double Hero ????? Colonel Shutov, S.F. the documents are listed on page 41 of the book by Petr Moreyn. I think he was Stephanich Fedorovich Shutov if my feeble attempt at translation is correct. I could not find him listed on a website about Double Heroes, however it was all in Russian and I might have missed or made a mistake with the entry. In a photograph of him in one of the small books he can be seen wearing 2 x Hero Stars the seller stated awarded 1943 and 1944. can anyone supply any further information about the recipient please. Many thanks in advance
  5. Although I have been collecting British and Colonial ODM for 35 years , Middle Eastern medals are a whole new field to me. The images are from a recent purchase that came as one lot. Some I have managed to identify, other not 1. Large possibly silver, 60mm diameter both sides are convex. ????? 2. 1948 Egyptian war with Israel. 1st variety double sided. I have a couple of these already this one is slightly larger, thicker and heavier than my other examples, strangely all the ones I have purchased have come with the same ribbon, which is not the ribbon normally associated with the award (purchased from different countries, different sellers oveer the years). Wonder if this was an alternative ribbon? 3. The Obverse is identical to the Iraq General Service medal 1926, however the reverse has different Arabic script to any images I have found. Also not sure about the ribbon. ??? ​4. Unidentified...is it the Egypt: Sinai Returned medal ??? 5. Egypt 1973 Yom Kippur medal. ​This one is slightly gilded in appearance and has a silvered center, others I have are darker in appearance with a dull centre. The large silver ribbon device was mounted on the medal.(8) 6. pin badge ?? 7. cap badge ?? 8. Large silver ribbon device that came mounted on the ribbon, I can find no reference to this anywhere ???? Many thanks in advance for any help. I am now only missing a couple of Arabic medals to complete my collection of Arab-Israeli war medals. I have a huge collection of Israeli and Palestine related and Jewish Insignia that I will post images of at a later stage.
  6. Lawrence

    Unknown/Unidentified Medal

    Definitely enamel center. Medal is Brass and when compared is exactly same size as the other but the oak leaves are not as well defined.
  7. Hello I recently acquired a Middle Eastern medal that at first glance is similar to the Syria issued 'Palestine War Wounded medal' for 1948 War. But on closer examination there are marked differences. 1) the star array has been rotated by 90 degrees 2) the sword is hanging down (instead of upwards) 3) Different Ribbon 4) different ring suspension 5) difference in enamel the ring suspension on the Syrian issue is a pierced hole through the arm to hold the ring, whereas the unidentified one has a separate ring at the back of the medal which is plain. Could this be the Egyptian issued variant of the standard very commonly seen medal or possibly a prototype? many thanks in adavance
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