July Medal, Silver Medal

SKU: 02.FRA.0136.101.01

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Attributes

  • country
    France
  • date of institution
    May 31, 1831

History


The July Medal was created to recognize acts of courage during the Revolution of 1830 that did not merit the July Cross. A total of 3763 Medals were awarded.

The obverse inscription translates to “To the Defenders of a Grateful Nation,” and the reverse inscription translates to “Fatherland, Liberty 27 28 29 July 1830,” and the inscription on the rim translates to “Given by the King of the French.”

There are also “Medals of the Discontented” which differ in inscription. These versions replace the dedication on the rim with “Given by the Nation.”

In addition, the following variables may be encountered on the Medal: size; composition; ribbon; surmounting mural crown.

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Versions

  • Price

    $210-480 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: A SES DEFENSEURS LA PATRIE RECONNAISSANTE Rev: PATRIE LIBERTE 27 28 29 JUILLET 1830 Rim: DONNE PAR LE ROI DES FRANCAIS

  • Size

    32-33mm

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  • Price

    $605+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: A SES DEFENSEURS LA PATRIE RECONNAISSANTE Rev: PATRIE LIBERTE 27 28 29 JUILLET 1830 Rim: DONNE PAR LE ROI DES FRANCAIS

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  • Version Remarks

    This version is not official.

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