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Beautiful, Large, & Heavy 1966 Japan Air Lines National Judo Championship Medal in Solid Silver
ARTIFACT: Beautiful, large, and heavy (over 4.5 ounces) 1966 Japan Air Lines National Judo Championship medal in solid silver. The front features Japanese kanji that reads: "VICTORY" and are embellished with gilt details. The outer edge is a nicely detailed wreath of laurel leaves joined at the bottom with a tied bow. The reverse reads: "JUDO NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS 1966" in the center and along the bottom: "JAPAN AIR LINES". There are two kanjis at the bottom which could be the maker's mark.
VINTAGE: Circa 1966
SIZE: Approximately 3-1/8" in diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Heavy sterling silver (over 4.5 ounces), plating
ATTACHMENT: Loop for attachment to ribbon or cord.
MARKINGS: Japanese kanji
ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay CON-RJK-25-16 LDGEX8/16 SLCHJ6/17
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine - Excellent): The medal shows minor to moderate wear, handsome patina, much of the plated details remain, overall excellent condition.