Decoration of Bordeaux, Gold Medal

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SKU: 02.FRA.0132.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$125-330 USD

  • Decoration of Bordeaux, Gold Medal Obverse

Estimated market value:

$125-330 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    France
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: BORDEAUX 12 MARS 1814
  • Size
    17-33mm
  • Image Licensing
    This image/illustration is attributed to “Abbildungen zur chronic sämtlicher Ritter Orden und Ehrenzeichen Souveraine and Regerungen, Seiner Majestat dem Konige Von Presussen Freiderich Wilhelm IV gewidmet von H. Schulze, Lieutenant in der Landwehr Artillerie”, published in 1835 in Berlin. This image has been cropped. This resource is in the public domain in all countries where the copyright is the author’s term of life plus 70 years.

History


The Decoration of Bordeaux was instituted on June 5, 1814 by the Duke of Angoulême, but was later suppressed on February 10, 1831.

The Decoration was awarded to the Royal Guard of Bordeaux, to volunteers of Bordeaux, and to citizens of Bordeaux for their services in the royalist town on March 12, 1814. The recipients of the Decoration received it in addition to the Decoration of the Lily.

The Decoration was originally created as an armband, was later replaced by a medal on September 6, 1814.

The following variables may be encountered on the Medal: size; crown suspension; surmounting cross.

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