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France: An unattributed 'Distinguished Campaign Service' medal pair for Colonial service in Africa and Indian Ocean Territories

The mounted pair comprises;

- Medaille Militiaire (Military Medal). 1870 dated obverse of the 'Third Republic'
- Colonial Medal Medaille Coloniale: Madagascar, Afrique Equatoriale Francaise & Maroc

The Medaille Militaire with Paris Mint hallmarks on obverse

The Colonial Medal is of the official 'Intermediary' (1913) Paris Mint type with single sided suspension wreath. The medal with Paris Mint hallmarks comprising the word 'Argent' (silver) between twin 'Cornucopia' logos

The clasps on the Colonial Medal are all by the Paris maker 'Mourgeon', and represent services as under;

'Madagascar': The clasp was instituted on 7 June 1895, and was made retrospective to reward personnel who served in numerous specified military operations (Campaigns & Punitive Expeditions) between 1829-1947 that took place on Madagascar and neighbouring islands

'Afrique Equatoriale Francaise': The clasp was instituted by decree of 31 August 1910, and awarded for numerous specified campaigns in the territories of French Equatorial Africa between circa 1910-1937. Exceptionally the clasp was further awarded to air-crew who completed 300 or more hours flying time over the Equatorial Rain Forest in the period 1945-1949. French Equatorial Africa (French: Afrique équatoriale française), or the AEF, was the federation of French colonial possessions in Central Africa, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara, and comprising what are today the countries of Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon


'Maroc': The clasp was instituted on 28 April 1914, and was awarded for numerous specified campaigns and punitive expeditions that took place in Morocco circa 1912-1938

Both of the medals are mounted as-worn in the French style, the original stitched silk ribands suspended from a mounting rod, or 'Boule'

An impressive medal pair

Condition: GVF

Code: 18624Price: 175.00 GBP


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France: An unattributed distinguished 'Madagascar' colonial service medal group of 3 mounted in a contemporary glazed glazed frame

- France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire), 3rd Republic, 1870-1940 issue
- France: Madagascar Medal (2nd Expedition) 1895 (Medaille Du Madagascar 1895)
- France: Colonial Medal (la Medaille Coloniale). First type. With 1 x clapet 'Madagascar'

Note: Each of the medals with contemporary makers marks and or assay marks 'poincons'. The Medal Militaire with 'Paris Mint' marks of numeral '1' between 2 x 'Corunucopias'. The Madagascar Medal with Paris Mint Cornucopia and 'Argent' (silver) indented on the flat rim. The Colonial Medal with makers marks on wreath, silver assay marks 'poincons' on clapet and with Paris Mint Cornucopia and 'Argent' (silver) indented on the flat rim.

The medals individually mounted suspended on their original silk ribands from 'Boule' bars attached to a velvet covered board, all contained in a contemporary tropical hardwood (?) glazed case.

Dimensions of case are approx 25cm x 6cm. The case with glazed panel and detachable back-board. The back of the case fitted with stand for desk-top display and loops for mounting on cord as a wall display

The silver medals toned with patina

A superb combination of medals in a contemporary customised veteran's display

Important: Postage is quoted basis the weight (heavy) & packaging (special) required. If purchased by an overseas buyer, we will remove and dispose of the glass panel prior to sending. While we will pack the item carefully, we accept no liability for any breakages to glass in transit if clients request the glass pane sent

A superb period display that would enhance any collectors room!

Condition: Medals toned GVF

Code: 17082Price: 250.00 GBP


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire), 3rd Republic, 1870-1940 type. In plush titled case of issue

Note: This is the type of medal awarded throughout both the World Wars

Important: Sold together with;

- Plush, hinged leatherette case of issue. This with gilt tooled title 'Medaille Militaire' on outer lid

The medal with two Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logos and numeral 1 marks on lower tie of obverse wreath

The original silk riband attached to a two pronged mounting pin (epingle) for wear in the French style

Condition: Medal about EF

Code: 17414Price: 50.00 GBP


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire), 3rd Republic, 1870-1940 issue. Attributed to; Alibert Jean Joly, 1922

Note: This is the type of medal awarded throughout both the World Wars

Important: Sold together with;

- Card box of issue. This with title of medal 'Medaille Militaire' in gilt tooled letters on lid

The side of the box with an old contemporary name label 'Alibert Jean Joly and date 1-9-22 (for 1 September 1922)

The medal with two Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logos and numeral 1 marks on lower tie of obverse wreath

The riband attached to a two pronged mounting pin (epingle) for wear in the French style

Condition: Medal GVF

Code: 17411Price: 45.00 GBP


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire). 3rd Republic type circa 1870-1940, the riband fitted with a 'Boule'

Note: Dated '1870' III Republic Medals, are of the type awarded in both 'World Wars'

The medal with 2 x Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logos and the numeral 1between, on lower tie of obverse wreath

The medal suspended from a traditional French mounting bar , or 'Boule'

Condition: GVF

Code: 18675Price:


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire). 3rd Type (4th Republic) circa 1946-1958

Of the type awarded for Indochina, Suez and early years of Algerian War of Independence

This issue distinctive by the award obverse legend sans date and with one gilt star in place of the date

Condition: EF

Code: 17080Price: 30.00 GBP


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire). 3rd type. 4th Republic issue e circa 1946-1958

Of the type awarded for the French colonial wars in Indochina, Suez and early years of Algerian War of Independence - Indochina and Algeria being the hardest fought and the bloodiest of all post 1945 'End of Empire' Colonial Wars

This undated obverse type of medal is distinctive by the date removed and replaced with a single gilt star

A most attractive example of this decoration with bright gilding and deep toned silver laurel wreath

Condition: About EF

Code: 18830Price: 30.00 GBP


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire), 5th Republic, 1958-

An example of the current issue award, and of the type awarded since October 1958 - this type is distinctive by having no obverse date, and with three stars

Condition: EF

Code: 16693Price:


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France: Cross of War 1914-1915 (Croix De Guerre 1914-1915). With 2 x Citation emblems (2 x Bronze Palms) on riband. Reverse of cross dated 1914-1915

The original silk riband fitted with the below emblem;

- 2 x Bronze Palms: 2 x Citations at Army level

Condition: GVF

Code: 17601Price:


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France: Cross of War (Croix De Guerre). With 4 x 'Citations' emblems (4 x 'Bronze Stars') on riband, and draped with a miniature 'Fourragere' (in colour of Croix De Guerre 1914-1918). Reverse dated 1914-1915

The original stitched silk riband suspended from a mounting 'Boule,' and fitted / draped with;

- 4 x Bronze Stars: 4 x Mention in Despatches (Citations) at Regiment or Brigade level
- Fourragere CDG: The unit was 'Mentioned' (Cited) in Army Orders between 2-3 times

Condition:VF

Code: 17388Price:

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