Turkish Ottoman Janissary Order for Bravery

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Extremely Rare Turkish 17-18th century Ottoman Janissary turban ornament Celeng made of silver. In the time when the Ottomans had not adopted European type orders and medals for bravery they had their own military symbols one of these symbols is the famous Celeng, a round disc made of metal with three or more protruding prongs mounted on the front of the Janissary turban as a visible sign of bravery. This particular one is made of silver. Measurements: 5 ½ inches by 2 ¾ inches. Weight 270 gr.Reference: "Ottoman Art in the Service of the Empire" by Zdzislaw Zygulski.JR. Copyright 1992 by New York University

Item Details

Reference #:
M66
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
17-18th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material