Military History/Identify a Medal


QUESTION: Can you please identify this medal?  What organization it belongs to, the age, and an approximate value.  I did clean it with a paste metal cream and it appears to be maybe copper based on the color of the medal. The medal was found in a box with a variety of other medals such as Mason, Eastern Stars, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Shinners’ and bowling pins.  If it is not a military item can you direct me where to look next.

ANSWER: Hi, I need a picture please?

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Medal Front
Medal Front  

Medal Back
Medal Back  
QUESTION: Oops I am sorry; please see the attached two pictures.  As you will see it appears it was converted to also be a necklace pendant.

If I am not mistaken it looks like a post war piece of fashion jewelry. You see it with many japanese and chinese army medals post war. This looks to me like it was a chinese medal type, I dont know what type it is and will continue looking bit it was converted to jewelry.

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Michael O'Reagan


I can Identify unit insignia, patches, pins, medals, weapons and accessories from US and other countries and eras to Revolutionary War to current.


I have been a military dealer and appraiser for 15 years in Massachusetts.



Self studied novice in all areas of history, firearms, foreign language. Professional Fire Fighter

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