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Old 04-01-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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Gentlemen,
I got this yesterday and wondered if anybody had seen one before?
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:20 AM   #2
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Gentlemen
Any thoughts ?
It’s a difficult subject being over 200 years old

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New to me, but at one point in history France was about ankle deep in tokens, busts and other memorabilia featuring l'empereur and sold to loyal compatriots. A minor industry in its own right, both during his reign and at various points afterwards.

This one is a very nice example, though!
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New to me, but at one point in history France was about ankle deep in tokens, busts and other memorabilia featuring l'empereur and sold to loyal compatriots. A minor industry in its own right, both during his reign and at various points afterwards.

This one is a very nice example, though!
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upbeek,

I am not a French collector but what stands out to me is the lion on the reverse of the medal/medallion. A lion, as an emblem, is not something that I would normally associate with France. This specific lion look very much like the one used by Czechoslovakia. Don't now if my comments will be of use but I hope so.

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Thank you Gentlemen
When I received it it was completely black in box of cap badges, I gave it a rub not easily and it revealed it was made from silver, certainly unusual but nice ! It’s just a bit of Napoleonic history

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