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Badge in case

Object Number: 
890
Date: 
1870-1950
Medium: 
meda: metal, enamel, textile case: leather, cardboard, textile
Dimensions: 
badge: 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in. ( 8 x 4 cm ) case: 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 16.5 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on obverse of badge: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1870" stamped: on reverse of badge: "HONNEUR ET PATRIE" stamped: on exterior of case: "R.F." typewritten: on label in case "FRANCE: LEGION OF HONOR, REPUBLIC OFFICER"
Description: 
French Legion of Honor, 1870, Republic Officer class, with white enamel cross, surrounded by laurel wreath; central medallion, obverse with a classical head in profile wearing a laurel wreath, reverse shows crossed tricolor flags.
Gallery Label: 
The Legion of Honor was established by Napoleon Bonaparte when he was First Consul, in 1802, to reward military and civil service. It is France's highest order. "Officer" is one of its classes.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group