A Japanese commemorative medal and ribbon in its original case. To the obverse center of the 3cm diameter silver medal is set a sixteen-petaled Imperial Chrysanthemum, in gilt, within the opened curtains of the Imperial throne, to either side of which are stylized clouds, and beneath which are the kanji characters for "Banzai!" (which usually translates to "May the Emperor Live Ten Thousand Years"). The image is bordered in alternating cherry and orange blossoms. To its reverse is a banner flanked by stylized clouds, all encircled by the outline of an Imperial Chrysanthemum. To the top of the banner are embossed the kanji characters for "Grand Enthronement," underneath of which are three vertically-arranged characters translating to "Commemorative Medal." Arching underneath the banner, from right to left, are the characters for "Showa era 3rd Year 11th Month" (November, 1928). A clasp is to the top of the medal, with a perforated ball to its top, through which passes the ribbon’s suspension ring. Fed unto the ring is a 4cm wide, watered silk ribbon, with five equal, vertical stripes to it, in purple, white, red, yellow and green. An elongated, vertical alloy hook is to its top, which folds down and mates with an eye sewn to its reverse. Comes complete with its original presentation case.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $119.00

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