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Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

Article about: Hello, I have recently acquired these four medals. I have no idea where they originate from, although there is some oriental stylised text on them. I am thinking perhaps Japanese or Chinese.

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    Default Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    Hello, I have recently acquired these four medals. I have no idea where they originate from, although there is some oriental stylised text on them. I am thinking perhaps Japanese or Chinese. Please post your thoughts on them.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    I think they are Chinese. Isn't that Mao on the one?
    Tom

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    totenkough
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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    Yes they appear to be of Mao, due to the date I would think they would be for combat in the Autumn Offensive(A series of battles between communists and nationalists).At least thats what i think.

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    RTFREY
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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    Not Japanese, but Chinese Communist.The ribbon type and suspension is typically Soviet style that was used by the Chinese.
    regards,
    Bob Frey

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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    Thanks guys, that is great information. I will do some digging about using this.

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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    These are recent fantasy medals sold to tourists in China. I see these on ebay often from Chinese sellers. Not much value, maybe $1-$5 if you are lucky enough to find somebody who collects these.

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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    The upper left one is Chinese and reads:

    In memory of the Anti-Japanese War

    I don't read Chinese and the 2nd character from the left on the top line and the one above the 7 in the second line being indistinct make it difficult. The last four on the 1st line mean democratic allied forces. Characters 3 & 4 on the 2nd line may be a commander's name since the first two on the left mean commander. The last character means present/award.

    Need better photos of the writing on the other medals, presently unreadable.

    Thanks,

    Tom

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    Default Re: Unknown medals possibly Japanese Medals?

    I agree with zzs8mm. These are Chinese fake medals.

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