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FRANCE .REPUBLIC. WAR MINISTRY TABLE MEDAL


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I have a bronze table medal issued by the Ministerre de la Guerre which is inscribed " Soins Donnes Gratuitt de la Gendarmerie "

It is named to : M.Prive Medicin Charenton ( Seine ) 

Could anyone provide any information about this award. Are specimens known to French collectors ?

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numis ,Your medal was instituted by the French War Ministry in the last decade or before of the XIX Century as a recognition to Doctors who cared free of charge personnel of the Gendarmerie, Existed in three classes according with the number of years of service of the Doctor, they were Gold, Silver and Bronze. It was awarded too to Veterinarians. the medal subsisted at least until the twenties of the XX Century

In France the Gendarmerie is a Armed Force with Police tasks

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