U.S. imperial Order of the Dragon Medal China Chinese 1900 C.R.E USA Type 1 Rare
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United States Imperial Order of the Dragon (Type 1)
China Boxer Rebellion (1900)
Imperial Order of the Dragon: This group was founded in the winter of 1900-1901 by enlisted men of the 9th and 14th US Infantry Regiments. The group was formally organized in 1908. In 1930 membership was opened to anyone who was eligible for the China campaign medal. The group issued a medal of which 2 versions are known. The first seems to have had the rectangular pin bar and plain yellow ribbon, the second pattern had a sculpted coiled dragon pin bar and a yellow/black/green/ maroon/yellow striped ribbon.
Obverse: C.R.E./ 1900 (writtem in pseudo-Chinese character strokes above and below square central hole); around margin, "NOT TO CONQUER, BUT TO SAVE - Medal in the shape of a Chinese cash, with horizontal loop attached; the rectangular pin bar, on which dragon l., with head turned back r. and plain yellow ribbon.
Museum Replica- Reproduction! Unique!
Diameter of the Medal: about 32.8 mm
Material: Bronze gold-plated
you will get:
1. Imperial Order of the Dragon medal
2. Imperial Order of the Dragon Ribbon Bar
3. Copper Decoration of Imperial Order of the Dragon
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