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The Imtiyaz Medal / Imtiaz Medal (Turkish: İmtiyaz Madalyası) or Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Turkish: Nişan-ı İmtiyaz) was an Ottoman military decoration, instituted in 1882. It was presented in two classes, gold and silver. The gold medal was the highest Ottoman military decoration for gallantry. When awarded during World War I, the medal was worn with a clasp in the same type of metal as the medal. The clasp depicted crossed sabers, with the date 1333 (1915).[1]

Imtiyaz Medal
Imtiyaz in goud voorzijde.jpgImtiyaz in zilver met gesp.jpg
Gold medal and silver medal with 1333 (1915) clasp
Awarded by the  Ottoman Empire
ClaspsCrossed swords 1333 for World War I
First awardedSeptember 11, 1883
Next (higher)Gold–No higher military decoration
Silver–Liyakat Medal (Gold)
Next (lower)Gold–Liyakat Medal (Gold)
Silver–Liyakat Medal (Silver)
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  1. ^ Tezer, Tim. "Ottoman Decorations". Archived from the original on 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2011-09-03.