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The 'Star of David' is a symbol used by several different religions and groups. This medal is probably Morrocan. My reasons being the Arabic writing on the rear and just a feeling i've seen it before. Just a guess though.

Similar sort of this here: http://www.coleccionesmilitares.com/medall...o/marruecos.htm

And i'm sorry to hear of your loss, Don. That grouping looks brilliant. Hope they resurface, but six weeks isn't too bad for some postage systems, there migh be hope yet.

Sam.

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This grouping has been lost in the mail for 6 weeks now. The spanish cross has Peter(s) scratched in the back. Please let me know if it surfaces anywhere.

thanks

Where did you buy it ? May be it could give us an indication of in which country it could surface again. I'll be in Kassel soon, and keep an eye on.

jacques

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ID requested and answer given over on the OMSA forum. See: http://www.omsa.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1131 for cross-post. Reproduced here, FYI:

Morocco, Wissam al-Mehdawi / Order of Mehdi

To quote from http://faculty.winthrop.edu/haynese/medals/morocco.html item #7.

Wissam al-Mehdawi / Order of Mehdi -- Although created by the Moroccan rulers of Tetuan, this became an essentially Spanish colonial award, bestowed to reward actions that improved Moroccan-Spanish inter-cultural understanding. There are three separate varieties of the award, as detailed below. Established: By Sultan Mulay al-Mehdi bin Ismail, Khalifa of Teutan, 18 August 1926. Revised bu Vizirial Dahirs of 10 May 1937 and 6 August 1945. Obverse: A six-pointed gold dark- and light-blue enameled star. In the center, a golden sun rising from a green sea. Ribbon: Green with a white center stripe.

This seems to be the kinght's badge (lowest class) of the 1937-45 award (which would make sense. Higher class illustrated in http://www.omsa.org/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=569 FYI.

Not sure I'd want to have been the Nazi wearing this award, though. :P

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Don,

Ed Haynes identified the Star of David shaped medal. It is from Morocco. It's:

Wissam al-Mehdawi / Order of Mehdi -- Although created by the Moroccan rulers of Tetuan, this became an essentially Spanish colonial award, bestowed to reward actions that improved Moroccan-Spanish inter-cultural understanding. There are three separate varieties of the award, as detailed below. Established: By Sultan Mulay al-Mehdi bin Ismail, Khalifa of Teutan, 18 August 1926. Revised bu Vizirial Dahirs of 10 May 1937 and 6 August 1945. Obverse: A six-pointed gold dark- and light-blue enameled star. In the center, a golden sun rising from a green sea. Ribbon: Green with a white center stripe.

This seems to be the kinght's badge (lowest class) of the 1937-45 award

I hope you find this order.

:beer: Doc

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