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Red Cross Medal for the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.

Silver, enamel; 24.0 mm wide; weighs 7.9 grams (not including the suspension and connecting link). The eyelet shows a clearly defined "84" silver hallmark with Cyrillic initials AP ("AR") of the St. Petersburg assay inspector Aleksandr Romanov. The eyelet also has a "Kokoshnik" hallmark which is very poorly struck - as is usually the case - and practically unrecognizable.

The medal is in very fine condition. The enamel retains very nice translucency and luster. There are a few tiny surface flakes to its lower edge as well as some minor scuffs and tiny scratches, but almost n

Silver, enamel; 24.0 mm wide; weighs 7.9 grams (not including the suspension and connecting link). The eyelet shows a clearly defined "84" silver hallmark with Cyrillic initials AP ("AR") of the St. Petersburg assay inspector Aleksandr Romanov. The eyelet also has a "Kokoshnik" hallmark which is very poorly struck - as is usually the case - and practically unrecognizable.

The medal is in very fine condition. The enamel retains very nice translucency and luster. There are a few tiny surface flakes to its lower edge as well as some minor scuffs and tiny scratches, but almost none of the wear is easily noticeable to the unaided eye. The distinctive herringbone pattern under the enamel is clearly visible. The raised edges of the cross and medallion are completely free of knocks or bumps, has only miniscule dings practically unnoticeable to an unaided eye. The reverse is nearly pristine, with perfectly preserved, crisp inscription and beautiful toning to silver.

The medal comes on a Soviet-era suspension in aluminum with a relatively recent St. Alexander Nevsky ribbon which shows wear and modest amount of soiling (not too detractive). This ribbon adds character to the medal and works well for display purposes. The connecting is likewise a replacement.

/See Dimitri Romanov, The Orders, Medals and History of Imperial Russia, pp. 240, 241/, also Mikhail Diakov, Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 7, 1894-1917, p. 261/.
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