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About this item1870 LUXURIOUS FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR (LEGION D' HONNEUR CHEVALIER) KNIGHTS CLASS
This beautiful rare order is Frances highest decoration and one of the most beautiful decorations in the world, it may awarded for Bravery in War and or Service at the highest level to France. When awarded for gallantry in its highest class it is equivalent to the U.S. Medal Of Honor or British Victoria Cross.
This particular 1870 LEGION OF HONOUR KNIGHTS CLASS 3rd REPUBLIC is of the the very highest, luxurious quality, it was made by expert craftsmen of the day by hand in fine SILVER with GOLD CENTER, truly a work of Art.
This order is in a good condition considering its age, some small enamel missing other than that truly in a fantastic condition considering this medal is over 100 years old.
National Order of the Legion of Honour; French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) was established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte himself and retained by all later French governments and régimes.
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