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This 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 at 21:05
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    It feels like a dupe to me. My answer answers this one without amendment. – Valorum Apr 12 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 at 22:57
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    (Or, to put it another way, y'all have assumed you know the answer. But what if you're wrong? You've bypassed all the site tools that would allow quality-checking the answer you've forced onto this question.) – Martha Apr 12 at 23:00
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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 at 23:33

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 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 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.

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