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1889 to 1892 Japan 5 Sen coin pendant Japanese Chrysanthemum flower Tokyo Skytree flora flower plant blossom Meiji necklace jewelry n000001

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Japan 5 Sen {Meiji era} 2L

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front: Chrysanthemum crest

In Japan, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family. In particular, a "chrysanthemum crest" (菊花紋章, kikukamonshō or kikkamonshō), i.e. a mon of chrysanthemum blossom design, indicates a link to the Emperor; there are more than 150 patterns of this design. Notable uses of and reference to the Imperial chrysanthemum include:
The Imperial Seal of Japan, used by members of the Japanese Imperial family. In 1869, a two-layered, sixteen petal design was designated as the symbol of the Emperor. Princes used a simpler single-layer pattern.

The chrysanthemum is also considered to be the seasonal flower of September.

Lettering:
· 錢 五 ·
5 SEN

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 20.6 mm
• weight: 4.7 g
• comes with a 24" silver plated ball chain

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