PRE WW1 FRENCH COLONIAL MEDAL BARS TUNISIE SAHARA MAROC

NO RESERVE SO BID TO BUY! French Colonial Medal with bars for Tunisie, Sahara and Maroc. No mint mark, silver mark or designer initials. Flat suspension back. Not the "official" government model. Measures approximately 1" across. Porous surface, but no clear casting seam, so I believe that it is die struck. Heavy tarnish, surface knocks. Edge knock at the reverse (10:00 o'clock) that deforms the edge a bit. Measures approximately 27mm across. The has light rust w the old mounting pins were located. Moderate to heavy soiling. Not a new or recent copy. Created by the law of July 26, 1893 to reward military services in colonial campaigns or in a protectorate country w no particular medal was authorized. Awarded in this form through 1962. The Tunisie bar was awarded for Tunisia Operations from March 1894, extended to World War 1. The Sahara Bar was awarded for two expeditions, Flamand and Flatters, in the late 19th Century. The Maroc bar was awarded for Operations in Morocco from 1912-1914. You are bidding on the medal pictured. Buyer pays fixed price of $2.00 for US shipping (includes delivery confirmation), $2.00 for shipping to Canada, and $12.70 for registered shipping else anyw in the world (it has got to be registered because of the value as that is our only protection). A shipping discount is automatically provided for multiple ... read more