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Offline Henk

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Strange medal
« on: January 04, 2020, 02:27:10 PM »
I am looking for information about this rather crude and strange medal. Specifications are:
Diameter 37.2 mm and weight 37.5 g, it is obviously cast and the metal looks like silver.

The obverse shows two men, one with horns and the other with an ornate headdress attacking a horse? With a machete and a club. There is an Arabic looking but unreadable text.
The reverse shows two men with an ornate headdress standing holding a kind of rifle with bayonet. On the ground is a severed head and above a cut of leg.

A rather amateurish and grim item. It is not clear what it was used for. Help with an attribution will be appreciated!