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Scarce French Customs Officers Honour & Devotion Medal. Awarded For 20 Years Service Or Acts Of Exceptional Bravery

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Original French Silver Medal - Medaille D'Honneur Des Douanes. (Customs Officers Medal Of Honour).

This quite scarce silver full size medal measures 1.1/8th inches across (28mm) and is in extremely fine condition. It is complete with original ribbon which retains the twin pin attachment on the reverse.

Obverse - The head of the republic facing left with the words "Republique Francaise". Below is the engravers name of Ponscarme. The medal is suspended from a device displaying a flaming grenade upon crossed swords intertwined with oak sprays and ribbon scrolling. The reverse of thgis device is impressed with a mintmark and number "1" indicating that the award is of silver construction.

Reverse - The following legend is displayed, " Direction Generale Des Douanes. Honneur Devouement".

The medal is awrded for 20 years service, or acts of bravery or obtaing remarkable results against fraud.
The medal was originally instituted in 1894.
From the mintmark and silver indication I would think this medal dates to the 1930s - 1940s period.

Fully guaranteed to be genuine and authentic. A scarce medal that would compliment any collection.

Mailing cost from France to the U.K. by tracked airmail will be 4.50p
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Original French Silver Medal - Medaille D'Honneur Des Douanes. (Customs Officers Medal Of Honour).

This quite scarce silver full size medal measures 1.1/8th inches across (28mm) and is in extremely fine condition. It is complete with original ribbon which retains the twin pin attachment on the reverse.

Obverse - The head of the republic facing left with the words "Republique Francaise". Below is the engravers name of Ponscarme. The medal is suspended from a device displaying a flaming grenade upon crossed swords intertwined with oak sprays and ribbon scrolling. The reverse of thgis device is impressed with a mintmark and number "1" indicating that the award is of silver construction.

Reverse - The following legend is displayed, " Direction Generale Des Douanes. Honneur Devouement".

The medal is awrded for 20 years service, or acts of bravery or obtaing remarkable results against fraud.
The medal was originally instituted in 1894.
From the mintmark and silver indication I would think this medal dates to the 1930s - 1940s period.

Fully guaranteed to be genuine and authentic. A scarce medal that would compliment any collection.

Mailing cost from France to the U.K. by tracked airmail will be 4.50p
I ALSO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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Excellent service. Very happy. Thank you.
Original British Great Exhibition Medal Of 1851. Queen Victoria & The Crystal Palace Depicted.

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First class service. Very happy with my purchase. Highly recommended seller. Thank you.
London International Exhibition Medal of 1862

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5 out of 5 stars
Feb 3, 2018
It is a very fine moire ribbon - an excellent item for the serious collector. The service provided was fast and efficient and the price reasonable.
French Medal Ribbon For French WWI & WW2 Medal Militaire Bravery Medal

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Scarce French Customs Officers Honour & Devotion Medal. Awarded For 20 Years Service Or Acts Of Exceptional Bravery

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