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eMedals-France, III Republic. A Veteran's Commemorative Medal 1914-1918

Item: EU17136

France, III Republic. A Veteran's Commemorative Medal 1914-1918

Sale Date: July 1, 2019 Hammer Price

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France, III Republic. A Veteran's Commemorative Medal 1914-1918

In silvered bronze, obverse illustrating a French helmet above the stacked dates "1914" and "1918", within a wreath formed by branches of oak leaves and laurel leaves, inscribed on the arms, clockwise from the left "AISNE / MARNE MEUSE / SOMME / YSER VARDAR", backed by crossed swords, reverse illustrating a knight on horseback brandishing a sword in his right hand and holding a shield bearing a lion in hie left hand, inscribed "VIRTUTI" below, inscribed "CRÉCY" (Battle of Crécy) on the arm at 12 o'clock and dated "1346" (the date of the battle, August 26, 1346) on the arm at 6 o'clock, with oak leaves and laurel leaves on the flanking arms, engraver marked with the conjoined initials "AK." and marked "J. TiTich.", measuring 37.5 mm (w) x 46.2 mm (h) inclusive of its laterally-pierced ball suspension, green oxidation evident on the obverse, surface wear on the reverse, original ribbon, better than very fine.
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