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Badge in case

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Title:
Badge in case
Date: 
1870-1950
Medium: 
Metal, enamel, textile; case: leather, cardboard, textile
Dimensions: 
badge: 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in. ( 8 x 4 cm ) case: 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 16.5 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Date End: 
1 950
Description: 
French Legion of Honor, 1870, Republic Officer class, with white enamel cross, surrounded by laurel wreath; central medallion, obverse with a classical head in profile wearing a laurel wreath, reverse shows crossed tricolor flags.
Object Number: 
890
Gallery Label: 
The Legion of Honor was established by Napoleon Bonaparte when he was First Consul, in 1802, to reward military and civil service. It is France's highest order. "Officer" is one of its classes.
Date Begin: 
1870
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group