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medal, order

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  • Other titles
    • French Legion of Honour : Chevalier (miniature) (descriptive name)
    • Ordre National de la Legion d'honneur (associated name)
  • Description
    French national order of the Legion of Honour: Chevalier (large miniature)
    Third Republic Legion of Honour (1870-1951)
    silver and enamel; white enamel star over wreath of oak and laurel leaves; with another wreath above attached to suspension ring
    obverse: woman's profile (the female head of the Republic); legend around: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 1870
    reverse: crossed flags (tricolours) at centre; legend around: HONNEUR ET PATRIE (Honour and Fatherland)
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medal, order, N2583, Photographed by Dani Lucas , digital, 25 Oct 2016, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2583
  • Notes
    French National Order of the Legion of Honour : Chevalier (large miniature)
    Period of Third Republic Legion of Honour (1871-1940)
    Instituted in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte as a general military and civilian order. Changes in the design of the medal since then reflect changes in French political history.
  • Production
    Third Republic (1870 - 1940), French reign
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  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole width : 41mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 70mm
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  • Record created
    6 September 2016

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