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Medals Of Korea

A catalog of 436 Korean medals that were produced from 1900 - 2000. There are medals from all historical eras and all have been translated into English. Nearly all the medals have been photographed and they are all in color. A price guide is included.

Paperback: 182 pages

Publisher: Prentiss Publications; 1 edition (May 6, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0692401652

ISBN-13: 978-0692401651

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Before publication of Medals of Korea, there was no comprehensive guide/reference book on this subject. I am pleased that Patrick O'Donnell has stepped forward to fill that void. His study of Korean medals is exhaustive, all areas are covered: military, religious, political, sports. 163 pages. Each medal is pictured, described and sized, with English translation of the medal's inscription. That in itself is quite an accomplishment. The appendix includes a list and translation of Sino-Korean characters, Korean characters, Rulers of Korea, a bibliography and a price guide.O'Donnell's work is now, and will likely remain, the standard reference work on the medals of Korea. The work is an important part of Koreanhistory, and Mr. O'Donnell is to be commended for what was mostly certainly a Herculean task of providing it to us.

Good catalog but photo sharpness is not good.

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