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type of medal tipically turkish and very important in the Ottoman empire. |+|
|−|The capitain of [[ Bezaid]] wore one of it, it had also weared by sir [[ Horatio Nelson]] ), the medal show the presence and victory in the [[ battle of the Nile]]. |+|
A of and in the Ottoman empire.
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A chelengk (Turkish: çelenk) is a decoration of the Ottoman empire. It was a turban ornament consisting of a central flower made up of sixteen petals with leaves and buds. The stalk of the flower is tied by a bow, and above it are thirteen rays representing the ships captured at the Nile, which originally vibrated as the wearer moved. It's presentation was considered a high honour in the Ottoman empire.
A chelengk was awarded to Horatio Nelson by Sultan Selim III in honor of the Battle of the Nile in 1798. The Captain of Bezaid is also a recipient.