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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 200

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The exceptional Tientsin Provisional Government Medal in Gold awarded to Brevet Major G. H. G. Mockler, Chief of International Police

Tientsin Tutung Yamen 1900-1902 Medal, 52mm, gold (18 carat) and enamel, designed by J. Chevt for Tenshodo, obverse with the flags of the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and Russia bound with a ribbon bearing the motto ‘Pax Labor’, legend ‘Gouvernement Provisoire du District de Tientsin’ around; reverse Chinese characters within wreath of oak and laurel, designer’s initials ‘J.C.’ below, the edge impressed ‘Tenshodo’ and with gold purity marks and further officially engraved 'Bt. Major G. H. G. Mockler, Chief of International Police, Tientsin, 1900-2,.', edge knocks and a few edge cuts and scratches, very fine and of the highest rarity

Weight - 97.9g.

Approximately 12 gold, 60 silver, and 153 bronze Medals were issued.

Following the capture of Tientsin in July 1900, a Provisional Local Government was established, initially with a three-person committee consisting of representatives from Russia, the United Kingdom and Japan, and shortly afterwards augmented by another four representatives from the United States, Germany, France and Italy.

Officially called T’ienchin Tutung Yamen, this provisional government exercised military control over Tientsin, Chinghai, Ningho and other regions, with a force of some 900 men under their direct control. This Tutung Yamen ended in August 1902 when the Qing Government formally took over control of Tientsin.

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