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Médaille des Évadés: CM.1230-2009

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Current Location: In storage


Mint: Paris
State: France
Die-engraver: Dubois, A.
Mint: Colmar, Paris




Some time after the Allied victory in the Great War it was decided to issue a gallantry medal (in bronze) for all those French servicemen who had escaped from enemy captivity during the hostilities. The award, of which this is one, was made in 1926. Its recipient in this case, who is unnamed, must have been unfortunately short of money, because Lester Watson purchased the medal from the London dealers Baldwin only the next year, in 1927.


History note: Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Baldwin 1927

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30 mm
Weight: 14.54 g

Place(s) associated

  • Colmar

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester


Production date: AD 1926

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Marianne with oak-leaf wreath facing left

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Wreath circling inscription

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1230-2009
Primary reference Number: 141324
Watson Catalogue: 124
Ordering: M-0113
Previous object number: LW.0113
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 22 January 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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