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Title Revolutionary bronze medal
Nationality French
Period 1790
Price £190.00

This bronze medal (3.5 x 5 cms) was struck to commemorate the founding of the National Guard in Lyons, similar to the National Guard in Paris. 'Federation Martiale' with 'Temple de la Concorde' below is on one side, with the coat of arms of the city of Lyons and 'Force Union et Prosperite' on the other side, with 'XXX MAI MDCCXC' for 1790.

This is a rare survivor from the early years of the Revolution, in reasonably good shape with the proviso that most of the gilding has gone, although there are extant traces to both sides.

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


[Militaria : Medals : French : 18th Century]

testimonials

The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

I received the sword and belt this afternoon. Always a bit of a risk buying this sort of thing online but I'm very pleased with the quality of the sword and scabbard...

P R, UK, 28.08.2014

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