Decoration of Fidelity, Silver Decoration

SKU: 02.FRA.0133.102.01

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  • Silver Decoration Obverse
  • Silver Decoration Obverse
  • Silver Decoration Reverse
  • Silver Decoration Detail
  • Silver Decoration Obverse
  • Silver Decoration Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    France
  • date of institution
    February 5, 1816

History


The Decoration of Fidelity was created on February 5, 1816 by Louis XVIII, but was later suppressed on February 10, 1831.

It was a specific version of the Decoration of the Lily awarded to the National Guard of Paris.

The obverse inscription translates to “Fidelity, Devotion,” and the reverse inscription translates to “April 12 and May 3, 1814 March 19 and July 8, 1815.”

There are numerous versions of the Silver Decoration. The following variables may be encountered: size; composition; inscription; manufacturer; ribbon clasp; left or right facing portrait.

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Versions

  • Price

    $520 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FIDELITE DEVOUEMENT Rev: 12 AVRIL 3 MAI 1814 19 MARS 8 JUILLET 1815

  • Size

    29-32mm

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  • Price

    $385+ USD

  • Size

    13mm

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