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Offline malj1

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Elephant and warrior.
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:22:09 PM »
Elephant and warrior. white-metal, 38mm, 18g.

I was tempted to add to Re: Warfare, combat, and the military as the mahout has a nasty looking weapon. I can just hear Jones the Butcher [Dads Army] saying 'they don't like it up 'em sir.'

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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 06:33:46 PM »
Too bad there have not been any reactions. It looks like text you should be able to read if you know the script. Having been on top of an elephant, I doubt it could make the sort of speed suggested by this medal, unless it has already decided you'd make excellent mincemeat.

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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 08:20:41 PM »
Yes, that elephant is a beauty, for sure.  Really you'd need a scan half as big again to do it justice. It would need to be compressed to bring it under the limit, but compression of up to 32% on a medium sized image makes little visible difference to it.
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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 08:49:35 PM »
This is a thai "Victory medal" issued to officers who served in WWII and the Korea war.
Established by king Anandamahidol Rama VIII in 1941.

Seems that the connection wich would have attached to the ribbon has been filed off.

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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 08:52:15 PM »
I have a modern copy of an earlier Thai medal,late C19th, relating to battles against the French.
Very similar idea.

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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 10:50:13 PM »
Thank you for the solution, I had noticed the tag removal but had taken it to be a casting dag.



Here is a larger image to show more detail of the elephant etc.
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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 10:51:04 PM »
Nice one!  8)
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Re: Elephant and warrior.
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 02:43:50 AM »
A Google search finds that a couple are at present on eBay, one of which appears to have good information.

THAILAND "The Victory Medal"  established in 2484BE.(1941AD) by H.M. King Anandamahidol Rama VIII, to be awarded to soldiers, police and general officers who served in the World War II - South East Asian Battle Campaign.

Obverse: Portrait of King Naresuan the Great, on the Elephant-back in the ancient time battle field, Thai inscription "King Naresuan the Great - Saved the Nation"

Reverse: Thai inscription read "We fight For Honors of Thais"

Ribbon : Green with red and white stripes 35 mm. width, pin in baton shape and thai inscription read "Victory in Battle"

size : dia 38 millemeters, height 90 mm (with ribbon)

Weight : 25 grams

Reference : Royal Thai Order and Decoration, The Secretariat Office of the Office of Prime Minister, Thailand.
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