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Is this some kind a French unofficial medallion?


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Hi guys,

I picked up this silver medallion during the weekend and I am not able to find out anything. However, its looks like French to me. Does some of you can advise me, before I let it go again (came as a part of the lot)?

Regards,

Timo aka Noor

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A few show up on French eBay. Definitely a medal for the Loire city of Nantes. No WWI history that I know of...site of Nazi atrocities in WWII.

Could have a religious connection with the Sacred Heart on it's lower edge. Motto is "Rather Die Than Betray".

Interesting piece, but can't find any military connection.

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TacHel is right. This badge (I would not think it is an award of any kind) could have been worn by a group of pilgrims from the diocese of Nantes in Western France;

A few collectors of such items do exist and a book on french religious awards and badges was published some time ago (sorry, the name escapes my mind)..

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