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Maker(s):

Paris; mint
France; state
Dubois, A.; die-engraver
Colmar, Paris; mint

Collection:

Lester Watson Collection

Category:

medal

Name(s):

Médaille des Évadés; denomination
medals; Series
Military; subseries
France; subsubseries

Date:

1926

Description:

Some time after the Allied victory in the Great War it was decided to issue a gallantry medal (in bronze) for all those French servicemen who had escaped from enemy captivity during the hostilities. The award, of which this is one, was made in 1926. Its recipient in this case, who is unnamed, must have been unfortunately short of money, because Lester Watson purchased the medal from the London dealers Baldwin only the next year, in 1927.

Production
Place (legacy):

Colmar, Paris, mint, place

Technique:

struck

Material:

bronze

Dimension(s):

weight, 14.54, g
diameter, 30.0, mm

Acquisition:

loan; 2005; Cambridge in America

Provenance:

Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Baldwin 1927

Inscription(s):

design; obverse; REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE; Bust of Marianne with oak-leaf wreath facing left
design; reverse; Wreath circling inscription

Alternative
Number(s):

Watson Catalogue; 124
ordering; M-0113
previous object number; LW.0113

Documentation:

British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Escaped Prisoners of War (French). 'Médaille des évadés'. Early 20th century. (Bronze). Unnamed.

Accession:

Object Number: CM.1230-2009
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141324; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2017-02-23)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/141324



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