- Museum number
Chairman Mao badge. (whole)
Profile of Mao in gold (head and collar) on red background. Upper half of background has sunrays; lower half has various images. At mid-line, Mao is in the centre of nine flags (five flags to left, four flags to right). Immediately below Mao is the globe, positioned to show China. Commemorative dates 1921 (to left of globe) and 1969 (to right of globe). Hammer and sickle immediately below globe. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 61 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This object was made during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
- Not on display
- The red plastic covering has come loose from the badge (2008).
- Associated events
Associated Event: Cultural Revolution
Associated Event: 1st National Congress of the CCP (1921)
Associated Event: 1st National Congress of the CCP (1969)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection was formed by Yang Jie, the son of a disgraced official at Hangzhou, during the Cultural Revolution. He presented them to Christopher Dyer in 1982 (letter in file).
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: DH 1175