Various
Commemorative Medals
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Interesting 19th-century commemorative medal. The obverse design has a lot of military items and a rising sun badge. It reads
'Merit' above.
The inscription on the reverse reads 'Meiji 32 [1899] Great Japanese Empire, 2nd 52nd Association National Exhibition.'
Size: 6 cm diameter, 0.6 cm thick. Weight: about 140 grams.
Interesting commemorative medal. The obverse design has a figure of victory (liberty?). It reads 'Meritorious Prize' along with
the English inscription.
Size: 6 cm diameter, 0.4 cm thick. Weight: about 140 grams.
The obverse design has an imperial Ho-o bird and imperial paulonia leaves.

The inscription reads 'Meiji Commemorative, [??] Exhibition, Taisho 2 [1913], Gold Prize Award.'

Size: 4.8 cm diameter, 0.3 cm thick. Weight: about 70 grams.
The obverse design has what may be gods. One has an exposed breast, but I'm not sure what that means.
The reverse has a series of different designs around an imperial mum crest.
The inscription reads '5th Domestic [Goods?] Exhibition, Meritorious Prize, Meiji 36 [1903], Jimmu Imperial Year 2563.'

Size: 6 cm diameter, 0.3 cm thick. Weight: about 130 grams.
Gold (1st prize) medal. The obverse design has a figure of victory (liberty?) clutching a dove. It reads 'Gold Award.' The
inscription reads 'War Victory Commemorative, Tokyo Exhibition, Taisho 11 [1922], Tokyo.'

Size: 6.2 cm diameter, 0.4 cm thick. Weight: about 130 grams.
Bronze (3rd prize) medal. Same as the medal above.
Inscribed 'Bronze Award. War Victory Commemorative. Tokyo Exhibition Association, Taisho
11 [1922], Tokyo.'
The case reads 'Bronze Award.'
Bronze medal. Inscribed 'Sake, Prize Medal. Miyagi Prefecture Sake Federation, 10th
Annual Sake Products Exhibition, Taisho 7 [1918] March 24.'
The case reads '3rd Prize.'
The case reads '3rd Prize.'
Bronze medal. Inscribed 'Bronze Award. Tokyo Taisho Exhibition, Taisho 3 [1914].'
The case reads 'Bronze Award' and has the same insignia as on the reverse of the medal.
The case reads 'Technical Prize.'
National Goods Exhibition.'
National Goods Exhibition.'
Admiral Yamanouchi Masuji (1860-1919) and is
signed by the famous medal artist Hata
Shoukichi. The reverse shows a warship, tank
and plane in battle. It is inscribed 'Showa 15
[1940]. Deceased Baron Yamanouchi Masuji
Commemorative. Social Work Foundation.' The
top inscription is personalised, saying, 'Gift to
Oki Harunobu.'

It weighs about 175 grams.