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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 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 & 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

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

King Charles I, silver Royalist badge, by Thomas Rawlins

323323a

 
Charles I, a miniature silver Royalist badge, by Thomas Rawlins, bust of Charles I left, his hair falling over plain lace collar, rev., in incuse, crowned shield of arms within Garter, 15.5 x 11mm (MI 363/240; pl. XXXII/18; Platt I, p. 290, type O, not illustrated), integral suspension loop.

Very fine with dark tone and very rare.

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

Price £320.00

Ref:323