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Beiyang Government Medal Type 1, 2 and 3?

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On another forum we had a member show a grouping belonging to a Navy man serving in China.  He had a photo and managed to acquire all the medals except one which I was able to identify as this Type 1 medal.   So having no back ground in early China and its Medals I am trying to put together the history of this Type 1 as well as the Type 2 and Type 3 and when, why, what, and whom they were made and presented.  Does anyone have any information or can you point me in the right direction for this little project?  The two sailors were part of the Yangtze Patrols in the 30's.  It looks like they are both wearing the Type 1 medal with the revers (flags) showing.

Many thanks!

Mark

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JapanX   

This is not a "Beiyang Government Medal Type 1", but a

Wuhan Commemorative Medal

武漢紀念章

I think our boy has a bronze version ;) 

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It was issued by Yuan-Hung after the Wuhan uprising against the Ching Imperial Army somewhere around 1912.

Regards,

Nick

P.S. It is also known as "Li Yuan-hung Merit Medal"

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10 hours ago, JapanX said:

This is not a "Beiyang Government Medal Type 1", but a

Wuhan Commemorative Medal

武漢紀念章

I think our boy has a bronze version ;) 

It was issued by Yuan-Hung after the Wuhan uprising against the Ching Imperial Army somewhere around 1912.

Regards,

Nick

P.S. It is also known as "Li Yuan-hung Merit Medal"

Wow, thanks Nick!   So these two 1930's American Navy sailors would have been presented this medal?  Or do you think it more likely they picked one up at a local shop to enhance this "fun" photo?  That may also explain why they display the revers of the medal instead of the front as well.

Thx

Mark

 

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10 minutes ago, Luftstalag1 said:

Or do you think it more likely they picked one up at a local shop to enhance this "fun" photo?  That may also explain why they display the revers of the medal instead of the front as well.

 

Quite possible.

Another possible scenario: original recipient (or even officials) gave it to him (as a token of appreciation, memento, etc) because of shortage/unavailability of contemporary awards (or by some reason he couldn't be qualified for them). 

 

Best,

Nick

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