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Japanese - German WW2 token?

EKrabappel

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Hi all,

This token(?) was unearthed by a metal detecting member of an online coin collectors forum. I am guessing that it has something to do with the Japanese-German pact but that may not be correct. Either way, we are stumped. A translation of the character (kanji?) might help with identification. I assume there is more to the left that is lost.

Many thanks

david
 

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Hi David, welcome to the forum!

If you don't mind my asking: where was this unearthed?
 

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Here's the kanji symbol 英 which is typically used to represent England. I tried a quick Google search but no luck.
 

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Hi David, welcome to the forum!

If you don't mind my asking: where was this unearthed?
Hi Thomas,

That question has been asked on the same forum it was posted so will hopefully get a response shortly.

David
 

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Here's the kanji symbol 英 which is typically used to represent England. I tried a quick Google search but no luck.
Thanks. Must admit, England was not on my list of possible words given the item. Odd.
 

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This is really mysterious. The swastika is right-facing (卐, referring to Hinduism or Nazi symbolism), while the left-facing manji (卍) is still used on Japanese maps to denote Buddhist temples.

Did they post the reverse, too?

Update: found the original thread. Seems the reverse does not show anything.

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