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France Italian Italy Campaign Military Medal Crown Cent Gardes 1859 1860 Decoration Emperor Napoleon III 2nd French Empire by Barre

US$450.00

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FRANCE: Silver military commemorative medal for the 1859 Italian 
Campaign of Emperor Napoleon III of France.  
This is the scarce "Cent Gardes" example of the medal, with the
imperial crown.
On the obverse: The head of Emperor Napoleon III
On the reverse: The most important battles of the Italian Campaign
(MONTEBELLO, PALESTRO, TURBIGO, MAGENTA, MARIGNAN and 
SOLFERINO).
Signed by the famous medalist Barre on both sides (on the obverse 
"BARRE", on the reverse with his sign: a small anchor).
Hallmarked for silver on the suspender on the reverse side.
The award was established in 1859 and was issued to the members 
of the Allied Armies of Italy (France, Sardinia, United Italian Provinces) 
and the men of the Fleet who participated in the War against Austria. 
The Italian Campaign of 1859 (2nd Italian War of Independence) is 
considered a major step towards the Unification of Italy.

FULL SIZE

2nd Italian War of Independence - 1859

Item 100% original - ribbon original

Condition as on the photos
GREAT ADDITION TO EVERY COLLECTION!!!!!! 
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Product Code: 03132

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