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FRANCE

Third Republic (1871-1940)
#132 1895, October, Silver plated AE medal by L. Bottee, Commemorating visit of Russian fleet from Cronshtadt to Toulon, 36 mm in diameter, VF-XF
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$150
#133 1914, AR(?) patriotic medal by Henri Dubret, unusual triangular shape with French Rooster defeating German Eagle, uniface in original fitted box on silver(?) chain, 30 x 35 mm, XF-AU
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$100
#134 1914, AE medal by Anie (Melanie) Mouroux, obv: veiled woman cradling a child, VIVANT – SOUVENIR around, artist's signature at 8:00, rx: Altar with fallen tree and 1914 date at the left, with POVR LA PATRIE on the top, artist’s signature at 5:00, 51mm in diameter, XF-AU
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$75
#135 ND (1914-1918), AE medal by Rene Baudichon, commemorating activity of Red Cross during WWI, obv: military doctor and nurse attending to wounded soldier, hospital with wounded soldiers behind, artist's signature at 5:00, rx: Red Cross shield above blank tablet, olive twigs behind, 46 mm in diameter, XF-AU
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$75
#136 , 1917, Al uniface medallion celebrating Bastille Day, obv: wounded soldier greeted by crowned woman JOVRNEE-DE-PARIS 14 JULEE around 1917 below, incused *ARGIUM in small circle at 5:00, 28 mm in diameter, XF
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$25
#137 ND, AE medal by Jean Vernon celebrating Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695), rx: Muse-puppeteer playing with goat and fox puppets JE MESSERS / D'ANIMAVX POVR / INSTRVIRE LES / HOMMES (I use animals to educate men) in 4 lines, 60 mm in diameter , XF
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$50

Fifth Republic (1958-)
#138 1984, June, AE medal commemorating 40 years of liberating city of Bayeux from Germans, obv: city few with a city shield, artist's initials JB and E at 5:00, rx: patriarchal cross inside of V braking chains, shield above dividing JUIN 1944 – JUIN 1984, FRANCE at 7:00, 36mm in diameter, XF-AU
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$25

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