Category Archives: French

French WWI Medal Group, CHASTAGNOL Bois d’Ailly Verdun

Médaille Militaire & Croix de Guerre
Medal for the War Wounded ribbon bar

Sgt Pierre Henri Simon CHASTAGNOL
Born 9 Feb 1893 Tulle, Corrèze
1906 Class of Mobilisation 100e Régiment d’Infanterie
Wounded June 1916 Nieuport, Belgium. 165e Régiment d’Infanterie
Citation of the regiment No.117 May 1915 “great courage and bravery during intense bombardment” Bois d’Ailly Verdun.
Served with the 8e Régiment d’Infanterie & 16ème Bataillon de Tirailleurs Sénégalais
Awarded Croix de Guerre with two stars 1917, Médaille des blessés de guerre 1917, Médaille militaire 1934

45 x 56 cm inc frame
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping
with copies of some service records

Price £165.00

Ref:1925

French WWI Medal Croix de Guerre 1914-18 Attributed to Francois Esteve

 Croix de Guerre 1914-1918
As awarded to Francois ESTEVE
Soldier 2e Classe of the 7e Corp de Army
Born 23 January 1895 Cabriès,Bouches-du-Rhone
With certificate of good conduct from the 7 section de commis et ouvriers militaires d’administration.
Backing board includes an old photograph possibly of the Esteve family
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £85.00

Ref:1845

French WWI 1914-18 Médaille Militaire Adjutant-chef 151e regiment infantry


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940
As Awarded to
Edmond Maxime Emile VINCENT
Adjudant-chef 151e et 351e régiments d’infanterie
Born 29 May 1879 Paris, died 21 December 1951 Chatellerault
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 12 Febuary 1914
41 x 52 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £135.00

Ref:1838

Croix du Combattant Volontaire French WW1 Medal Group 1914-1918


Croix du Combattant Volontaire
1914–1918
As awarded to
TERNISIEN Roger

Framed with certificate dated 2 July 1935
34 x 44 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

The Volunteer combatant’s cross 1914–1918 (“Croix du Combattant Volontaire 1914–1918”) is a French decoration that recognizes those who have volunteered to serve on the front in a combat unit during WWI When the “Médaille commémorative de la guerre 1914–1918” was established, it was anticipated that a clasp bearing “ENGAGÉ VOLONTAIRE” would be worn on its ribbon for those who had freely and voluntarily enlisted in the French Armed Forces for combat service. This clasp was produced, however it was short lived due to parliament demanding the establishment of a special insignia to distinguish the special merit of the voluntary combatant.
The Act of July 4, 1935 created the Croix du Combattant Volontaire, designated for those who volunteered to serve on the front in a combat unit during the Great War.

Price £SOLD

Ref:1836

Medal Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic Charles Dartois


Médaille Militaire & Croix de Guerre

As Awarded to
Charles Marc DARTOIS
Born 1881 Savigny, Vosges
Enlisted Épinal Class 1901
Corporal 160e & 146e régiments d’infanterie
Wounded at Chicourt August 1914 Battle of Lorrain
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 19 June 1922
With copies of some service records

Price £135.00

Ref:1851

Bergmann French WW1 Medal Group 1914-1918


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic & Croix de Guerre with star citation
As awarded to
Georges Albert BERGMANN
Canonnier – 1er régiment d’artillerie à pied (1er RAP). 22e batterie
Enlisted 1894 Seine 2e bureau (roll number 1948)
Mort pour la France le 22-01-1915 Puteaux
hôpital du Bastion, 75 – Paris

Framed with original memoire
49 x 33 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £125.00

Ref:1849

Louis XIIII 1650 Consilio Nil Nisi Briot

1776 1776a2

Louis XIV , Consilio Nil Nisi attributed to Nicholas Briot, laureate bust right, verso the escutcheon of France, surrounded by the chain of the Order of St Michael and the chain of the Order of the Holy Spirit. The legend is CONSILIO NIL NISI (He undertakes nothing without thoughtfulness). Issued 1617
25mm 5grams
Condition: worn and pierced, rare version

Nicholas Briot (about 1579–1646) was an innovative French coin engraver, medallist and mechanical engineer, who emigrated to England and became chief engraver to the Royal Mint in 1633 and is credited with the invention of the coining-press.

Price £10.00

Ref:1776

Louis XIV, medal, 1666, by J. Mauger

453453a
Louis XIV, the alliance of France with Holland, French copper medal, 1666, by J. Mauger, bust right with flowing hair, rev., France as Minerva, holds spear and protective shield over Holland, who stands at altar, RELIGIO FOEDERUM, 41.5mm (MI 514/159; Divo 89).

Extremely fine.

From the series of medals depicting Medallic History of Louis XIV.

Price £125.00

Ref:453

Louis XIV, King of France, Silver jeton, 1651

365365a

 

Louis XIV (1638-1643-1715), King of France, the hostility of England to France, French silver jeton, 1651, unsigned, bust of the young king right, mantle around shoulders, LVD XIIII DG FR ET NAV REX, rev., sun shines on a lily growing in France whilst a cold wind blows from England, MAIOR AB AQVILONE FLORES ET FRONDES, 27.5mm (cf MI 395/21, this with armorial obverse; Feud. 6674, in copper only).

Very fine and rare.

Price £260.00

Ref:365

Louis XIV Battle of Dunkirk, French copper medal, 1658, by J. Mauger

382382a

 

 Louis XIV, the Battle of the Dunes or Battle of Dunkirk, French copper medal, 1658, by J. Mauger, youthful bust right with flowing hair, rev., Victory advances over prone bodies, sea and mountains beyond, VICTORIA PACIFERA, in ex., HISPANIS CAESIS AD DUNQUERCAM, 41.5mm (MI 427/70; Divo 48; vL II, 417). Extremely fine.
The French army commanded by General Turenne and assisted by Commonwealth troops, defeated the Spanish who were fighting with English Royalist troops and French Fronde rebels. From the series of medals depicting Medallic History of Louis XIV.

Provenance: Elsen Auction, 12 March, 2005 (lot 2572).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £150.00

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