Metal, enamel, textile; case: leather, cardboard, textile
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 )
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.
stamped: on obverse of badge: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1870"
stamped: on reverse of badge: "HONNEUR ET PATRIE"
stamped: on exterior of case: "R.F."
typewritten: on label in case "FRANCE: LEGION OF HONOR, REPUBLIC OFFICER"
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