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“Vein” approach to dating Rising Sun Orders: a DaNgErOuS pAtH

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Hope these two pieces will give a clear idea about "Meiji shade" and "Showa shade".

But the real highlight of our today broadcasting will be this very interesting piece from Meiji epoch.

The box

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Do you see it?

Canonical early Meiji script on reverse ...

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and now I want to show you how instable this reverse inscription and veins geography even in case of two practically identical pieces from Meiji. Here comes close relative of Meiji piece that we saw in posts #146-150.

Box (nice new script ;))

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Let`s directly compare this piece with piece in posts #146-150 ;)

Obverses

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Looks like Paul’s group of four to Private Kawamura Manjiro (looks like he get his 8th class for Tsingtao operation at the start of the WWI (?), but I don’t know the exact date ;)) from WWI has same type of order (I wonder what kind of reverse inscription this order has).

Off the topic of the thread but, this is a GREAT bar for a gent who was at the Tsingtau campaign (August - November 7th, 1914).

:love:

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Another interesting example

Check out the reverse - early inscription style

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Note the form of the ball - it is typical for later pieces.

Well, with such reverse inscription one should expect pretty darn long veins on obverse ...

Not really ;)

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