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Dating a Japanese medal.

Started by bagerap, April 21, 2020, 06:19:24 PM

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bagerap

It was suggested to me that this might be in commemoration of the joint forces feating the Boxer rebels in China, but it's looking like a souvenir version of this: WWI Japanese Victory Commemorative Silver Table Medal – Griffin Militaria Can anyone please translate any of this please?

Figleaf

Not a script I can read. All I can say is that at 8 o'clock on left picture it says 12 (plus sign and two dashes). This site says World War One Victory Commemorative, Taisho 8 [1919]. Site owner can be contacted.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

bagerap

Peter, I don't believe it. That is my go to site for Japanese military medals and the first place that I checked. For some reason, my piece didn't show up.

Figleaf

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

SquareEarth

It's written in a pseudo "seal script".

Pre-WW2 Japanese was heavily sinicised. So, I can read it after a minute looking at it:

Kanji words are read from right to left on the medal, but I'll write it left to right, so take note:

the flags side:
Top: 世界戰役講和條約調印記念
World War Peace Treaty Signature Memorial
Bottom: 大正八年六月二十八日
Taisho 8th Year, June 28th

the statue side:
top:平和
Peace
bottom:造幣局製
Made by the mint.
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