This round medallion is held by someone in the trailer. It looks familiar but I can't place it.

Is it something from existing Star Wars lore?

Strange round medallion

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    Possible duplicate of What award did Leia give Chewie, Han and Luke? - not the same video, but unless I'm missing something, it's the same medal
    – Jenayah
    Apr 12, 2019 at 21:05
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    It feels like a dupe to me. My answer answers this one without amendment.
    – Valorum
    Apr 12, 2019 at 21:16
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    If you have to know the answer to the new question to have even a hope of finding the old question, guess what folks: it's not a duplicate question.
    – Martha
    Apr 12, 2019 at 22:57
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    Yeah, this is not a duplicate. This answer to this question is: "It is one of the medals given at the end of Episode IV." That may be an obvious answer, but I don't think the questioner knew it. The other question asks about what was the meaning/origin of the medals, which is something different.
    – Buzz
    Apr 12, 2019 at 23:33
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    @Valorum: except they're not asking about the same "thing". It's "what is this object in the trailer for a 2019 movie?" vs. "What type of award did the characters in this 42-year-old movie get?". The answer to the latter is "medal of bravery". The answer to the former is "well, it looks very similar to the medal given out in the original movie, but we can't be certain until the movie comes out". Note that for this question, the nature of the medal is 100% irrelevant, while for the old question, the nature of the medal is what is being asked about.
    – Martha
    Apr 13, 2019 at 17:27

2 Answers 2


The (canon) storybook Princess Leia: Royal Rebel names it as the

"Medal of Bravery"

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Interestingly, the old Star Wars Encylopedia names it as the

"Medal of Yavin"

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And it's also been called the medal of valor (note the small m and v) and medal for bravery in various (now Legends) stories.

  • The center of that image doesn't match the object in the trailer. It could just be a lack of sufficient resolution, or it could be that it's just a sketch, but that image alone is merely suggestive, not conclusive. (And the text is totally irrelevant, because there's nothing in the trailer to compare it to.)
    – Martha
    Apr 13, 2019 at 22:21
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    You are, of course, more than welcome to go complain to Scholastic that the artist they hired isn't very good.
    – Valorum
    Apr 13, 2019 at 22:50

It looks very much like one of the medals Leia gives out at the end of A New Hope. Whether it's Luke's, Han's, or someone else's, we don't know, but the similarities are pretty apparent.

Here's Master Replica's version of the medal:
Medal of Yavin

The image from the trailer doesn't look as "clean", i.e. it's obviously hand-made, while the replica is obviously machine-made, but they're clearly intended to be the same medal.

  • I believe that the original medals were handmade, or at least hand-cast in resin; Master Replicas' was cleaned up and made prettier because people expected it, but it's nice that the one in RoS looks closer to the original. Aug 5, 2019 at 0:41

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