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  • Description

    Chairman Mao badge.(obverse) Profile of Mao Zedong (head and collar) on red globe background. Below Mao is a lighthouse emitting white rays over gold waves. The gold outer border contains a star pattern.
    (reverse) Hollowed out oval.

  • Date

    • 1966-1976
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 44 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        2 / 毛泽东思想是世界革命的灯塔 / 九大献礼 / 4007
      • Inscription Transliteration

        2 / Mao Zedong sixiang shi shijie geming de dengta / Jiuda xianli / 4007
      • Inscription Translation

        2 / Mao Zedong Thought is the lighthouse of world revolution / Presented at the 9th National Congress of the Communist Party of China / 4007
  • Curator's comments

    This object was made during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).

  • Bibliography

    • Wang 2008 229 bibliographic details
    • Wang 2008a p.35, fig.4 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history


    2008 10 Apr-14 Sept, London, BM, Icons of Revolution

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: 9th National Congress of the CCP (1969)
    • Associated Event: Cultural Revolution
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • DH 227 (temporary number)
Chairman Mao badge. Circular stamped badge.

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Chairman Mao badge. Circular stamped badge.

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