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Red Cross Mini Member's "Medal"


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Well, I don't think this can truly be called a medal - not sure what to really call it! Here's a mini version of the basic member's medal, sans the ribbon obviously! The obverse relief is obviously not as detailed due to the size. I have no idea what the origins or details of this little piece is, it came to me unexpectedly. It's pretty dinky!!

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The only reason I'd say it's not a true miniature (like with a ribbon and such) is that the ring is a pinch ring, and sized like the ones on the Russo-Japan war commemorative medallions. It's not the welded type, and I think too small to accommodate a ribbon. I wonder if it's more like a trinket for children or something like that?

I have seen actual mini's of the special (like on your site), the golden special, and the order of merit - cool stuff!

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Interesting! I've seen other medallions on chains, but not mini-medals, they've always been ribboned. This one definitely couldn't accommodate a ribbon, so you guys could be right about the chain thing! It does seem like a high-quality piece, though I'm uncertain of it's construction, possibly silver, it seems fairly heavy.

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Interesting! I've seen other medallions on chains, but not mini-medals, they've always been ribboned.

In fact you've seen.

You just forgot all about it :)

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/40439-2600th-year-anniversary-miniature/

Cheers,

Nick

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Yep. But still too small for the ribbon. I think this one is close relative of your piece. Only different manufacturer.

This is actually the piece from the chain that our collegue show us three year ago :)

P.S. We should get together in chart room one day mate. Perhaps today? :) At 1 o`clock AM (by Moscow time) and 2 o`clock PM (by SF time). Maybe even our collegues will join us. What do think?

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P.S. We should get together in chart room one day mate. Perhaps today? :) At 1 o`clock AM (by Moscow time) and 2 o`clock PM (by SF time). Maybe even our collegues will join us. What do think?

I can try! But I am at work (I should actually do some...... :lol: ). My job has me in and out of the office, so not sure if I will be in office at 2:00PM but I will try!

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