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Is this an Osaka Mark my Meiji Sacred Treasure 6th Class

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Hi all,

I recent got this Sacred Treasure 6th Class in unbelievable condition. Looking at the makers mark it appears to be Zohei-kyoku (Japan mint) in Osaka,Japan? Is that the same as the "M" mark? or is it from a different maker and time period? I read on this forum that the M mark is from 1931 and later. Is my mark that same or earlier?

Thanks,

Rav

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I’m learning here.  But one thing is certain, it’s a beautifully made award.  

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Hi "Ravenft"

For me it is the workshop of: 幣"- Zōheikyoku sei.
Osaka’s mark is simply a "M"
cordially.
But maybe our friend Nick can tell you more.
cordially

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6 hours ago, PATOUT said:

Hi "Ravenft"

For me it is the workshop of: 幣"- Zōheikyoku sei.
Osaka’s mark is simply a "M"
cordially.
But maybe our friend Nick can tell you more.
cordially

Thanks,

Do you happen to know what time period did they manufactured this medal? Thank you for identifying the workshop. Hopefully Nick will add to this too. 

all the best,

Rav

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Hi,

 

According to me, and according to what I have observed, the mark of the imperial workshop of the medals of Ozaka: "M"
appeared in 1929 and was in use until 1936, and I think it’s the same for the other marks

Cordially

Patout

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Posted (edited)

This badge wa issued somewhere between 1931 and 1933. 

This is the known time  period for this mark as per today. 

Who marked orders with  is not known with certainty (as per today)

It could be the second mark of the mint since 

- mint 

But as I said earlier this is a hypothesis. 

 

On 14/03/2020 at 10:34, PATOUT said:

For me it is the workshop of: 幣"- Zōheikyoku sei.

Zōheikyoku/ ぞうへいきょく/  translated as Mint bureau or simply Mint. 

  reads as nusa and could be translated (from chinese) as money/coins/currency

On 15/03/2020 at 23:15, PATOUT said:

According to me, and according to what I have observed, the mark of the imperial workshop of the medals of Ozaka: "M" appeared in 1929 and was in use until 1936 

Mark M was in use during longer time period.  

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Thank you so much for this information. 😃

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