Medjidie


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Me`dji´di`e


n.1.A silver coin of Turkey formerly rated at twenty, but since 1880 at nineteen, piasters (about 83 cents).
2.A Turkish honorary order established in 1851 by Abdul-Mejid, having as its badge a medallion surrounded by seven silver rays and crescents. It is often conferred on foreigners.
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The portrait of Mary Seacole on the cover of your February issue does not, in fact, show her wearing the British Crimea medal; the medals illustrated are the Turkish Crimea medal, the French Legion of Honour and the Turkish Medjidie.
When she returned to England destitute, commanders in the Crimea raised money for the nurse, who was awarded the British Crimean medal, the Turkish Medjidie and the French Legion of Honour.
It depicts Mary Seacole proudly displaying the emblem of her Creole identity--a red neckerchief--and wearing a set of three miniature medals: the British Crimea; the Turkish Medjidie and the French Legion of Honour.