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About this itemEXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL1821 NAPOLEON St. HELENA MEDAL (MEDAILLE DE STE. HELENE)This extremely rare French order which was issued to all surviving soldier's of Napoleon Bonaparte's " Grande Armee " who had served between 1792 and 1815. Observe shows the bust of Emperor Napoleon 1. Reverse inscription reads: " Campagnes de 1792 a 1815. A Ses Compagnons de Gloire sa Derniers Pensee Ste. Helene 5 Mai 1821 " translation " Campaigns of 1792 to 1815 with his Companions of Glory his Last Thoughts St.Helene May,1821".
The designer of this rare medal was Albert-Desire Barre, and is marked with his trademark (an anchor). This vintage St. Helena Medal is the very rare 100% original first strike medal as awarded and not a later less valuable re-strike version. This medal is in a extremely fine condition and comes with correct ribbon.
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