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LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Staff Dining Room


About this object

White enameled cross has five arms. On top of the cross is a green enameled laurel wreath to which is attached the ribbon. In the center of the cross is a medallion with a female head turned to the right crowned with laurel. Around the medallion is a blue enamel border with the inscription in gold "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE". Between the arms of the cross is a gold laurel wreath. Each arm of the cross is indented at the outer edge and there is a metal tip on the two sides of each arm. On the reverse is a medallion with crossed French flags in enamel. It has a blue enamel border with "HONNEUR ET PATRIE" in gold letters. The ribbon is scarlet moiré.

Object name:
LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL
Made from:
Enamel -- gold -- material --silk moiré
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
1957-1973
Size:
1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.78.3
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION Republique Francaise; Honneur et Patrie
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973