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Belgium Army Mobilization Military Medal For The Franco Prussian War Of 1870-1871

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Belgium Army Mobilization Military Medal For The Franco Prussian War Of 1870-1871.

An original Medal in extremely fine condition and on original ribbon which is also in excellent condition.

The 1870–71 Commemorative Medal (French: Médaille Commémorative 1870–71, Dutch: Herinneringsmedaille 1870–71) was a Belgian campaign medal established by royal decree on 20 September 1911 and awarded to all members of the Belgian Army who were mobilized during the period from 15 July 1870 to 5 March 1871 during the Franco-Prussian War.

The 1870–71 Commemorative Medal was a 1.1/4 inches (32mm) in diameter circular bronze medal with raised edges on both sides. Its obverse bore the escutcheon of the Coat of arms of Belgium under a royal crown. To the left and right, along the circumference of the medal, the relief inscription "L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE" ("Strength through unity"). The reverse bore a stylised relief capital letter A, the monogram of King Albert I of Belgium over the years 1870–71 also inscribed in relief.
The medal was suspended by a ring through the suspension loop from a 35mm wide silk moiré ribbon divided into seven equal 5mm wide longitudinal stripes, black, light green, red, light green, red, light green and black.
Although Belgium didn't take active part in that war, a small amount of these medals were awarded to those that took part in the mobilization of the Belgian army, in order to prevent annexation by the 2 war rivals (but mainly from France). Soon the award was extended also to those who participated in dissarming the soldiers and officers of the crushed French army, who seeked shelter in Belgium after the French defeat in the fields of Sedan.

A nice example of military history, this medal is fully guaranteed to be genuine and authentic.

Mailing cost from France to the U.K. by standard airmail will be 2.50p
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Belgium Army Mobilization Military Medal For The Franco Prussian War Of 1870-1871.

An original Medal in extremely fine condition and on original ribbon which is also in excellent condition.

The 1870–71 Commemorative Medal (French: Médaille Commémorative 1870–71, Dutch: Herinneringsmedaille 1870–71) was a Belgian campaign medal established by royal decree on 20 September 1911 and awarded to all members of the Belgian Army who were mobilized during the period from 15 July 1870 to 5 March 1871 during the Franco-Prussian War.

The 1870–71 Commemorative Medal was a 1.1/4 inches (32mm) in diameter circular bronze medal with raised edges on both sides. Its obverse bore the escutcheon of the Coat of arms of Belgium under a royal crown. To the left and right, along the circumference of the medal, the relief inscription "L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE" ("Strength through unity"). The reverse bore a stylised relief capital letter A, the monogram of King Albert I of Belgium over the years 1870–71 also inscribed in relief.
The medal was suspended by a ring through the suspension loop from a 35mm wide silk moiré ribbon divided into seven equal 5mm wide longitudinal stripes, black, light green, red, light green, red, light green and black.
Although Belgium didn't take active part in that war, a small amount of these medals were awarded to those that took part in the mobilization of the Belgian army, in order to prevent annexation by the 2 war rivals (but mainly from France). Soon the award was extended also to those who participated in dissarming the soldiers and officers of the crushed French army, who seeked shelter in Belgium after the French defeat in the fields of Sedan.

A nice example of military history, this medal is fully guaranteed to be genuine and authentic.

Mailing cost from France to the U.K. by standard airmail will be 2.50p
I ALSO SHIP WORLDWIDE

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