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Non-governmental Awards for First Sino-Japanese War

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I’ve always been fascinated with these quite rare and interesting awards.

Time to make a separate thread completely devoted to these little treasures ;)

The following two pieces could be the most beautiful 1895 war commemorative awards I ever saw.

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Both pieces are made in silver.

If you have any unofficial japanese awards for first Sino-Japanese War in your collection, please post them in this thread ;)

Cheers,

Nick

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Both medals bear inscription 征清紀念 on their reverses

征 - conqueror

清 - Qing

紀念 - in commemoration

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Reverse inscription of piece in post #1 reads

大日本 - Great Japan

大濵町 - Ohamamachi town

明治卄七年 - 1894 year

Thanks for the help Oleg! :cheers:

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These are non-governmental awards issued by prefectures, towns and even villages to veterans of S-J war. Also there are commemorative jettons (sometimes in the form of medals - what made them practically indistinguishable from previous class) which could be bought by "fervent patriots".

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Some of these awards were also issued by Military/Veteran Associations.

Here comes another piece from my collection.

Dated from 1894.

Issued by Miyagi Prefecture Noble Warriors Military Association.

But I am not so sure that it`s connected with C-J war...

Case

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