Merit Medal, Medal
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The date of creation of the Medal is unknown, and it is uncertain why it was worn. It may have been worn by a distinguished member of an educational establishment, although this cannot be verified.
The obverse inscription translates to "Live Free or Die, Reward of Merit," and the reverse inscription translates to "The Nation, The Law, and the King."
Obv: VIVRE LIBRE OU MOURIR MÉRITE DE RÉCOMPENSE Rev: LA NATION LA LOI ET LE ROI 1791
The Medal image is reproduced from Michel Hennin, Histoire numismatique de la Révolution française : , ou Description raisonnée des médai...
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