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Badge case

Object Number: 
884
Medium: 
cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 5 x 4 in. ( 5.1 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
medal: obverse: République Française medal: reverse: Honneur et Patrie
Description: 
Medal suspended from a red ribbon with rosette. Five-armed starburst in gilt with white enamel arms. Green enamel oak wreath behind the star, green enamel laurel wreath above the star. Central emblem features Marianne's head in profile, reverse depicts two crossed French flags.
Gallery Label: 

Napoleon Bonaparte established The Legion of Honor on 19 May 1802, as a merit-based award system inspired by the traditional French chivalric orders.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group