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Posted 11 months ago

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julius012
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I received this medal with a lot from japan. The person that I bought it from said that he was not sure if this one is Japanese. I have researched, searching endlessly only to come up empty. I assume that it is a Red Cross medal, but there are none like it. Please help me if you have any information about this one.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    The cross may represent Italy also, but I am not an expert here.
  2. julius012, 11 months ago
    Thank you! I will do a refined search for Italian medals and hope for the best.
  3. Militarist Militarist, 11 months ago
    Based on the two coats of arms: Switzerland and Geneva I would say this is a shooting medal from the Swiss city of Geneva, probably from a maritime shooting association based on the shores of lake Geneva.
  4. Jono Jono, 11 months ago
    It doesn't appear to be a cross to me. It a ships anchor. Very similar to the United States Navy insignia.
  5. julius012, 11 months ago
    Thank you so much for your support, my search of Italian medals came up empty. The cross I am referring to is the one at the left of the anchor. Militarist; you blow me away with your knowledge. I have a new reference point to continue my search.
  6. julius012, 11 months ago
    Militarist; I did see that you are correct, but did not find this medal. No other Swiss medal showed an anchor. I can't understand why a shooting medal from Geneva would include an anchor. Thanks again!
  7. Militarist Militarist, 11 months ago
    Geneva is a city on a large lake that forms part of the Swiss border. So the anchor would not be a stretch of the imagination when used to hold the two coats of arms.
  8. julius012, 11 months ago
    You are a walking book of knowledge. Thank you; Greg

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