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Some medals of Okuma Shigenobu, 17th Prime Minister of Japan

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This one simply priceless!

Order of St. Alexander Nevsky 1st class.

Ordinary version of the order is a rarity...

And here we have "non-Christian" version in mint condition ...

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Thanks Nick. I didn't know the rarity of the Russian orders.

The Wikipedia page says this was awarded to Russian citizens. Incorrect?

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To a very very high ranking "russian citizens" Rich!

Not unique, but definitely much more rare than St. Anna and more rare than White Eagle.

But in this condition (tell you the truth I don't think that our hero wore it much ;)) and with this attribution - pretty close to unique :)

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Another medal and document. Sorry that these foreign medals are on the Japan forum. Is it OK to continue with more? Since Okuma received them, I thought it was appropriate.

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A French medal. No doubt a higher class. Anyone able to identify it?

With sash

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Last medal tonight. A German Order. Very sorry my knowledge of world orders and medals is lacking...

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Richard,

thank you for the very nice pictures of Okuma's foreign orders which clearly have been very well kept throughout the years. The french one is the Grandcross of the Legion of Honour, and the other one is the Grandcross of the order of the Iron Crown of Austria (empire).

Pieter

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The Wikipedia page says this was awarded to Russian citizens. Incorrect?
Rich, I misread this question. Sorry.

Yes, of course wiki page is wrong - St. Alexander Nevsky was awarded to foreigners as well.

To a very very high ranking foreigners :)

Super nice German and French orders! :cheers:

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An order from Belgium. First, the permission document dated March 15, 1897.

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This one simply priceless!

Order of St. Alexander Nevsky 1st class.

Ordinary version of the order is a rarity...

And here we have "non-Christian" version in mint condition ...

I think this is the Russian award document for the Nevsky Order.

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