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1904-5 Russo-Japanese War Medal

Article about: Hey everyone, I'd like to share my Russo-Japanese War Medal that recently found its way into my collection, since the Japanese section isn't as busy as the rest . I like the character in it,

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    Hey everyone,

    I'd like to share my Russo-Japanese War Medal that recently found its way into my collection, since the Japanese section isn't as busy as the rest . I like the character in it, and I think it has the perfect amount of wear. I especially enjoy the fade of the obverse of the ribbon. Hope you all enjoy!
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    Last edited by Wolfe1165; 04-20-2013 at 08:54 AM.

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    Nice looking medal, Japanese medals look very cool

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    Quote by Wolfe1165 View Post
    ... I like the character in it, ...
    And I like the "characters" on it: ancient seal-script!!

    明治二十七八年戦役
    Meiji Nijushichi-hachi Nen Seneki.

    Meiji 27-28 Campaign (alternate name for the First Sino-Japanese war; 1894-1895)

    --Guy

    [Edit]
    WAIT!!!!! that's a 37-38 -- Russo-Japanese War -- 1904-1905
    明治三十七八年戦役

    The old-style of writing 20 is placing two 十 [kanji for 10] side-by side: 十十; for 30 it was 十十十 -- this is what is on your medal.

    Sorry for my initial confusion.

    --Guy

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    Thanks, guys!

    Quote by ghp95134 View Post
    And I like the "characters" on it: ancient seal-script!!
    Indeed. The older styled kanji is more elaborate and pleasing to look at . I do find it quite a bit more challenging to decipher when I barely know the modern script, haha. Another interesting aspect of this medal to me is that the treaty that ended the war was signed only a few miles away in my state at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

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    I really like these Japanese campaign medals.

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    A nice medal , i llike them when they are with the original box

    Guy , many thanks for the info and translations
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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