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French WW1 Medal Group – Bourdanove


Combatant’s Cross WWI 1914-1918
1914–1918 Inter-Allied Victory medal
Médaille Inter-Alliée de la Victoire
Award des Blessés Militaires

As awarded to
Antoine Auguste BOURDANOVE
Born 16 January 1885 Blauzac, Gard
Enlisted Pont-Saint-Esprit Classe 1905 Matricule 961
Served in Regiments of Infantry 55e, 28e, 119e, 40e, 141e
Wounded October 1914 at the Battle of des Éparges, VERDUN
Framed with original memoire + copies of some service records
50 x 64 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £135.00

Ref:1875

French WWI BONNANT 124 régiment d’Infanterie


Good French WWI Medal Group
As awarded to
Jean Marie Louis BONNANT
Born 7 March 1890 Fougères Ille-et-Vilaine Brittany
Classse 1910 No.28
124e Régiment d’Infanterie 9 October 1911
271e Régiment d’Infanterie
71e Régiment d’Infanterie 27 March 1919

As a member of the 124 régiment d’Infanterie he would have served at the at the battles of Verdun, Marne, Champagne and others.

War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1915 with 4 star citations
Inter-Allied Victory Medal, French official issue, (Médaille Inter-Alliée de la Victoire)
Medal Commemorative of the Great War (Médaille commémorative de la Grande Guerre) 1914-1918

All original WW1 medals and ribbons as awarded
Contained in a very fine French period frame with
Copies of various service records
(Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping)

Price £125.00

Ref:1865

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

French WWI 1914-18 Commemorative Medal Grand Invalide Attrib Francois ANDRE


1914–1918 Commemorative war medal
Médaille commémorative de la guerre
As awarded to: Francois ANDRE
Of Ancray par Corbigny Nièvre Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Diplôme de la Médaille Commémorative de la Grande Guerre
Grand Invalide

Framed with original Diplome 34 x 49 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping
Awarded to any military member for service between 2 August 1914 and November 11, 1918.

Price £75.00

Ref:1844

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 3rd Republic
As awarded to
Charles Marc DARTOIS
Born Savigny, Department Vosges 25/04/1881
Enlisted Epinal classe of 1901 the 160e Reg
then Corporal with 146e régiment d’infanterie
Fought in various WWI campaigns and was wounded
Framed with original signed and stamped cerificate
40 x 50 cm

Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping
with copies of some sevice records

Price £135

Ref:1851

The Peace of Breda, Dutch lead medal, 1667

460 460a
The Peace of Breda, Dutch lead or pewter medal, 1667, unsigned, Peace, helped by a cherub, sets fire to a pile of military trophies, BELLO AB ANGLIS ILLATO …, rev., an aerial panoramic view of Breda, BREDA BELLONÆ SEDES …, 87mm (MI 530/178, not recorded in lead; vL II, 534).

Piercing at top, very fine.

Provenance: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals Ref.460

Price £165.00

Ref:460

King Charles II, Exile or Restoration gilt-silver badge

400400a

 
King Charles II, Exile or Restoration gilt-silver badge, crowned and draped bust left, hair long, rev., crowned Royal arms within Garter, wreath border to both sides, 19.5 x 15.5mm (MI 440/8, var.; pl. XL, 13).
Very fine.
MI records the badge from an example with the CAROLVS SECVNDVS legend.

Provenance: Richard. Falkiner, 2003.

Price £245.00

Ref:400

Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-1678), silver medal, 1678, by George Bower

492 492a
The Murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-1678), silver medal, 1678, by George Bower, bust of Godfrey right, two hands strangling him with his cravat, rev., the Pope watches as Godfrey is murdered by Robert Green, TANTVM RELLIGIO POTVIT, dated on lettered edge, edge inscribed CERVICE FRACTA FIDEM. SVSTVLIT ATLAS XNS 1678, 39mm (MI 577/247; Eim. 257).

Extremely fine and lightly toned.

The murder of Godfrey, supposedly instigated by the Roman Catholics, remains something of a mystery. In December 1678 one Miles Prance, was arrested for conspiracy and confessed that he had taken part in the murder which was committed in the courtyard of Somerset House. Godfrey, he stated, was strangled in the presence of three priests, by Robert Green, Lawrence Hill and Henry Berry and the body was taken to Hampstead. Green, Hill and Berry were arrested and in February 1679 they were hanged. This and the following medals depict various aspects of the story. The reverse legend on this medal is extracted from Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura, part of the famous observation on the evil deeds inspired by religious zeal.

Provenance: Baldwin List, 2005 (no. 17).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals Ref.492

Price £395.00

Ref:492