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  1. Hello MUTUAL SECURITY AND RESCUE STE THE JEANNE D'ARC A ROUEN 1874 EX - HOSPITALIERS BRETONS IN ROUEN) AG 17.10.97 GOSSET Alphonse Jules, August 13, 1898 President (Merge May 28, 1902 Mutual Renaissance in Rouen with -) D. 14.07.1903. Honorable Mention: Pierre Marie OLLIVIER, Director D. 14.07.1910. Bronze medal: Cléophas MONTAGNE, vice-president. & Ferdinand PERRON, Assistant Treasurer. Mention: Charles PERRIN, assistant secretary. D. 14.07.1910. Bronze medal: Anatole BERTHE, administrator of St. Joan of Arc at Petit Quevilly. THE JEANNE D'ARC A
  2. Hello Your cross has the appearance of the time of Louis XVI ( suspension and no ball with the points) On the other hand the centers remind me of the more modern crosses of the Restoration (1815-1830). Either it is the work of a french local or foreign goldsmith. Either it is an old repaired cross during the Restoration. All the abbreviations of the legends exist and length of the sword, size of Saint Louis was not a problem. For me it is a beautiful cross authentic but probably made after the French Revolution in the years 1815. It seems to me discern on t
  3. Hello Right it's infantry "de ligne" not a lancier. For French soldiers bars are loose on ribbon. When a medal come from family or framed we find good claps. But as soon as a medal arrives to a French collector or dealer the first thing that he made is to remove claps. It's usual as that for some english collectors to throw away the old silk ribbons to put in their modern place of hideous ribbon in rayon. Your medal for this regiment is quite rare. Liverpool sold another one in 2008 named "5537 j. fricotet 10 de l" And I have in my collection "GUYON . CHARLES . 10 . LIGNE" withour bar
  4. Hello, Upper characters : Hàn-lâm (Part of Hàn-lâm- viện or "Academy office"). Down : Biên-tu (literally : to put in order and to compose). Corresponding to a mandarin of the 7th degree, 1st class, attached at the "Academy office". A classic plaque from Annam, but a rather poor calligraphy... Authentic ? Regards Cuss
  5. Hello, Pierre ASSOLENT, private 18th infantry regt was awarded the médaille militaire on March 13 1869; http://medaillesmilitaires.lagenealogie.org/ Regards Cuss
  6. Hello, This is the Chinese ''Four Fundamental Virtues of the State Award'', second class. Ref. Medal Collector, November ... 1968. Mr J.W. Peterson. (These four virtues (Szu wei) are : Courtesy, Justice, Moral integrity and Decency). Such award was given to the French aviator Fieschi, late in the thirties or early in the forties , at the occasion of long distance flights from France to China, and services done as instructor in the Chinese air force. Regards Cuss
  7. Hello Sorry, I'm unable to find again the reference to Baron Thierry, not noticed in the ''Annales Impériales'' or ''Royales'' ; nor in the files Xq49/50/51 in the Archives of the French army. I have this poor reference to general de Fernig in Google books : http://books.google.fr/books?id=LPVAAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA321&dq=ordre+%C3%A9questre+de+saint+Joaqim&hl=fr&ei=1G5-TM2FKJONOOeX2YIE&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false Regards Cuss
  8. Hello An old topic, may be dead since 2007 ... But I have these two gentlemen's names, awarded with St Joachim order : Comte Jean Louis Joseph de FERNIG, rank of colonel during the 1st empire, awarded "Grand croix", September 20th 1807 ; And : Baron THIERRY, lieutenant général, retired, (with a note on him before 1846). Regards Cuss
  9. Hello No bar for this medal created by imperial decree, August 12nd 1857 ; but sometimes worn with the ornamental bar of the badge of the philanthropic society of the brothers-in-arms of the First Empire, instituted in 1840. Regards Cuss


    Hello Brian, Great thanks for the two photographs : this medal is definitely genuine for me ( the attribution is quite odd but the AVM attributed to BOURRIE is also atypical, with the two bars and the mention '' AU '' 72E DE LIGNE in spite of 72E DE LIGNE without "AU'' ; (I have only seen such an attribution to the 1er régiment étranger - and the unique medal to the 63ème de ligne). A little correction : Tuillier has not left his regiment to subscribe an engagement in the foreign legion : he was simply transferred to this unit just as any other infantry regiment ; also, among the Fren


    Hello, Difficult to give an opinion on this medal with this ''soft-focus effect'' that prevents me from reading the attribution. I had, quite recently, a glance on a corresponding AVM (this piece?), offered on auction on the net, with the very unusual mention of two units : a guard regiment and a line infantry : I had (rapidly) considered it as a - bad and absurd - fake - and I go away. I was wrong !!! (more often than not). The mention of the ''3EB (?) GRENRS'' is not the 3rd grenadiers regiment of the imperial guard : this refers to elite troopers in the bosom of the 72nd reg
  12. Hello, Some piece of information about the king of Sweden's official visit in France, November 1908, extract from the Foreign office archives in Nantes, (Stockholm, Amb. File B 81). At this occasion the following French decorations were awarded to Swedish subjects Légion d'honneur Grand croix 5 Grands officiers 9 Commandeurs 23 Officiers 37 Chevaliers 68 Palmes Instr
  13. Hello, Herewith the medal awarded at the occasion of the presidential visit July - August 1908 in Scandinavia, with the conference between Nicolas II and French president Armand Fallières at Reval, July 27th 1908. Such medals with struck dates are documented for : ''Août 1897'' ; ''Mai 1902'' ; ''Avril 1904'' ; ''Octobre 1905'' ; ''1908'' and 1909. I have yet never seen a medal struck ''1914'' Regards Cussonneau
  14. Hello, The actual spirit of the democratic popular republic of China. With sympathy Cuss
  15. Hello, After a year of intensive (!) investigations, this document from an old house in Paris under the Restauration (Predecessor of the Halley's firm) : Regards Cuss
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