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Imperial Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijūji sha) Membership Medal, with stickpin
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Imperial Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijūji sha) Membership Medal, with stickpin
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Circular silver medal with hole pierced for ribbon suspension; the face with the emblem of the Society of a phoenix (ho-o) above a Geneva (Greek) cross with pauwlonia and bamboo wreath; the reverse with two rows of characters ‘Meiji 21st year’ (1888) ‘Japanese Red Cross Society’; on replaced correct ribbon; with bow stickpin. The Japanese Red Cross Society grew from the Benevolence Society founded in 1877 to give aid to those wounded in the Satsuma Rebellion which spelled the end of Samurai power. The Society acceded to the Geneva Convention in 1886 and adopted its current name in 1887. A good age-toned example.

 
Imperial Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijūji sha) Membership Medal, with stickpin
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Imperial Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijūji sha) Membership Medal, with stickpin
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Imperial Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijūji sha) Membership Medal, with stickpin
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Imperial Red Cross Society (日本赤十字社 nihon sekijūji sha) Membership Medal, with stickpin
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