French Franco-Prussian War Medal 1870-1871

Collection ID RELAWM14775
Collection type Heraldry
Title French Franco-Prussian War Medal 1870-1871
Object type Medal
Maker Lemaire, Georges

Franco-Prussian War Medal 1870-1871. Unnamed as issued. Obverse: The helmeted bust of La Republique facing left with 'REPUBLIQUE' on the left and 'FRANCAISE' to the right. In the lower left quadrant the designers name 'GEORGES LEMAIRE'. Reverse: The dates 1870-1871 above a trophy of arms with a flag, and a tablet inscribed 'AUX DEFENSEURS DE LA PATRIE' (To the defenders of the country). The medal is fitted with a loose ring suspender and a piece of 38 mm green ribbon with four black 5 mm vertical stripes.

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