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I have seen several different mountings for the ring attached to the Golden Kite 4th Class to the larger ring that attaches to the ribbon. See attached images,

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What is the difference in the two mounting rings? and what is the difference in the ribbons??? Is one late and the other a reproduction??

Dwight Brown kaydees@embarqmail.com

 

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1 hour ago, Laurence Strong said:

Unless I am mistaken you have a 4th class and a 3rd class Golden Kite

Larry,

Thanks for the reply. You are correct. They are a 3rd Class and a 4th class Golden Kite. I could not get a good example of the ring attached to the medal for the 4th class and used the 3rd class image. But the ring was the same for the 4th Class. I only want to know why there are two different types of ring attachment.

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This is an image of the 4th Class with the ring I am asking about. I believe the difference is that one attaches to a neck ribbon and the other attaches to a medal ribbon. Is there a difference in age. Can you also tell me the era of the two medals???

kaydees

kaydees@embarqmail.com

 

 

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The 3rd class is Showa piece. 

This 4th class came from Meiji epoch. The ribbon is a modern replica.

 

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Original ribbon for 4th class from Meiji epoch should look like this one 

 

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and original ribbon for 4th class from Showa should look like this 

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On 7/24/2016 at 21:51, JapanX said:

The 3rd class is Showa piece. 

This 4th class came from Meiji epoch. The ribbon is a modern replica.

 

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Original ribbon for 4th class from Meiji epoch should look like this one 

 

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and original ribbon for 4th class from Showa should look like this 

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Japan X,

Are you saying the medal is an original, 4th class from the Meji epoch period and the ribbon is a reproduction?

I paid $536.00 for the medal. Did I get taken???

Kaydees1

kaydees@embarqmail.com

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Order is original.

The ribbon is not original for this order - during Meiji epoch ribbon for 4th class didn`t have a rosette and had slightly different color ;) 

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The ribbon itself has a chance to be an original (although from Showa epoch), but the rosette was added. Even white stripes look differently  

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