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1870 FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR GALLANTRY MEDAL IN CASELEGION1Reg Price:
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About this itemORIGINAL OFFICER FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR IN CASE LEGION D' HONNEUR CHEVALIER
This is one of the rarer versions of this world famous French Order. France's highest military decoration and one of the most beautiful decorations in the world, awarded for the highest acts of GALLANTRY IN COMBAT, when awarded in its highest class it is equivalent to the British Victoria Cross or the U.S. Medal of Honour.This famous French National Order is the highest military and civil decoration which may be bestowed (awarded) to the recipient at an award ceremony held only once every year by the French President himself, this award ceremony dates back to the early 1800's when Emperor Napoleon ruled France, this Order may either be awarded to Military personnel for Gallantry in combat, or also to French and Foreign citizens for Service to the French Nation at the very highest level. Luxurious French old workmanship, known by collector's as the Luxury Model in original Presentation Case.
This French Order is made from solid extra fine Silver with Gold centre, a stunning Order which may be classed as an exquisite piece of French Art work.
Please inspect the detailed photos before bidding, a few small sections of enamel loss, it would very hard to find a much nicer or rarer example.
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