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Title 13th line regiment chako plate, model 1860
Nationality French
Period 1865

This is the last model for the Second Empire under Napoleon III. It is dated 1865 on the reverse and has nice features like the strengthening supports behind the crown, part of the original design. This would have been worn in the 1870/71 war against Prussia and also perhaps in some of France's later colonial campaigns, such as the Mexican War.

This particular example is in very fine shape, almost as struck, but with a little age patination, especially on the numbered ball.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : French : 19th Century]


Hallo Chris, its coming [it came] today, it's very good, thank you.

P P, Sweden, 16.08.2006

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005