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Legion d'Honneur: CM.972-1916

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Legion d'Honneur




Medal is the highest decoration in France. This version is an officers badge. Clasp is a laurel and oak wreath.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-04-18) by Cayley, Mrs.


1870 -

Components of the work

Object Diameter (min) 37 mm Diameter 40 mm Weight 19.47 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Profile of Marianne in Gold gilt surrounded by five armed Maltese Asterisk and enamelled laurel and oak wreath.

  • Text: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE (in exergue) 1870
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Set of crossed tricolours in centre with obverse details repeated.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.972-1916
Primary reference Number: 226886
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Created: Thursday 9 May 2019 Updated: Thursday 1 August 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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