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The Legion of Honor of the period of the Second Empire in France

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Marking:
54825
Country:
France
Period:
1852-70.
The original.
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Price on request
Marking:54825
Country:France
Dating:1852-70.
The original.
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Description

France, 1852-70, Silver, gold, enamel. Very good collection condition, minor chipped enamel on the perimeter. The original tape. Rare. Guaranteed original.

Historical background: the Legion of Honor (FR. Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) - the French national order of the (organization), established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 may 1802 for example knightly orders. According to the code of the Legion of Honor and military medals of this prestigious organization has the status and rights of legal entity. Belonging to the order is the highest decoration, honor and official recognition of special merits in France. The membership of the order is for an outstanding military or civil merit by the President of the French Republic, which holds the rank of grandmaster grand maître) of the order. Honorary Legion thus plays the role of one of the most important institutions of the French state and symbols of the Republic. With some exceptions, in order not take posthumously. On approval of General De Gaulle, "Honorary Legion is a community of elite living”

Condition

Very good collection condition, minor chipped enamel on the perimeter.

History

The Legion of honour (FR. Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French national order (organization), established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 may 1802 for example knightly orders. According to the code of the Legion of honour and military medals this honorable organization has the status and rights of a legal entity. Belonging to the order is the highest distinction, honor and official recognition of special merits in France. The membership of the order is for outstanding military or civil merit by the President of the French Republic, who is ex officio Grand master (grand maître) of the order. Honorary Legion plays thus the role of one of the most important institutions of the French state and the symbols of the Republic. With some exceptions, in order not take posthumously. According to General De Gaulle "- the Legion of Honor is a community of elite living"

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