July Medal, Silver Medal

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SKU: 02.FRA.0136.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$210-480 USD

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Estimated market value:

$210-480 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    France
  • 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

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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