St. Helena French medal order veteran Napoleonic campaigns 1792-1815 + diploma
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Sold Date: 04/15/2012
Channel: Online Auction
St. Helena old French medal ; order - for veterens of Napoleonic campaigns 1792 -1815uncirculated quality with original diploma from time of Emperor Napoleon III Diploma in very fine quality. Document issued by the Grand Chancellor of the Order of the Legion of Honor for soldier Nikolas Colleges. Very low number of document 14555 Medal was created in 1857 by Napoleon III for issue to surviving soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte's "Grande Armee" who had served between 1792 and 1815. It is Believed that 405,000 were issued. Obverse shows the bust of Emperor Napoleon I. Reverse inscription reads: "Campagnes de 1792 a 1815. A Ses Compagnons de Gloire sa Derniere Pensee Ste. Helene 5 Mai 1821" The designer was Albert-Désiré Barre, and his mark (an anchor) is below the bust. The medal has a height of 50mm excluding the ring, and is made from bronze . Ribbon 37mm wide, green with five red stripes and edges. The medal was nicknamed "the chocolate medal" because of its colour.
It is made from bronze. Napoleon French Emperor, Army , Division , soldier I sell this medal and document without frame and glass because it is dangerous to send them in frame. There is beautiful dry stamper ( seal ) of the Grand Chancellor of the Order of the Legion of Honor. Sorry for the poor photo but distinction is behind glass , and these photos are taken .The decoration is Mint condition. A document is in excellent condition .Shipping of distinctions without a frame and glass but with document. F rame is very heavy and large. And glass may shatter during shippment .
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