Lot 165Rare Japan Rugby Medallion: Neatly wooden-boxed, this bronze...

Auction Date: 30/04/2020 at 10am

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Rare Japan Rugby Medallion: Neatly wooden-boxed, this bronze item is approx 1” square, with player action to front & Japanese characters & ‘1932’ embossed to reverse. A note enclosed mentions the 1932 Canadian Tour to Japan, when effectively Japan's first international matches took place. A translation of the engraving, though, reveals only that it was issued by the rugby club of Tenri Foreign Language School (currently Tenri University in Nara Prefecture), founded in 1927. They did not play the Canadians. Intriguing and VG

Hammer Price: £75.00

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