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Medal of the Royal Society for Automobiles for the War Wounded, ‘gold’ (Médaille de l’Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre, ‘or’), miniature
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Medal of the Royal Society for Automobiles for the War Wounded, ‘gold’ (Médaille de l’Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre, ‘or’), miniature
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Miniature circular gilt medal with laterally-pierced cylinder for ribbon suspension; the face with the rear view of a full-length male figure walking with crutches, his left leg missing, looking towards a radiant sun, circumscribed above ‘O R A I G’ (for l’Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre), signed ‘V. D.’; the reverse dated ‘1922’; diameter 14.45mm (0.57 inch); on possibly replaced correct ribbon. The Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre was established as a charitable not-for-profit society under royal patronage in 1922 to provide motor transport for war casualties left with limited mobility as a result of their wounds.

 
Medal of the Royal Society for Automobiles for the War Wounded, ‘gold’ (Médaille de l’Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre, ‘or’), miniature
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Medal of the Royal Society for Automobiles for the War Wounded, ‘gold’ (Médaille de l’Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre, ‘or’), miniature
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Medal of the Royal Society for Automobiles for the War Wounded, ‘gold’ (Médaille de l’Oeuvre Royale des Automobiles pour Invalides de Guerre, ‘or’), miniature
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