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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Circular silver-gilt medal with swivel crown suspension; the face with the head of Prince Rainier III facing left, circumscribed ‘RAINIER III PRINCE DE MONACO’, signed ‘P. TURIN’ (for the French engraver Pierre Turin, 1891-1968); the reverse with the radiant arms of the Principality of Monaco, oak and laurel leaves above left and right respectively, circumscribed below with the date ‘19 NOVEMBRE 1949’; with ‘ARGENT’ silver hallmark and maker’s mark of Adrien Chobillon of Paris on the edge; on original ribbon mounted for wear in the Monegasque style. The medal was issued in three grades for the enthronement of Prince Rainier as Prince Regnant of Monaco on 19 November 1949: in silver gilt, as in this example, for high level officials of the rank of Colonel, Director and Commissioner, in silver for those of middle rank and in bronze for other ranks with a minimum of five years’ service. The Medal was issued in very limited numbers, especially in silver-gilt and the medal is rarely found.

 
Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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Commemorative Medal for the Enthronement of Prince Rainier III, silver-gilt (Médaille Commémorative de l’Intronisation de Prince Rainier III, en vermeil), 1949 by Adrien Chobillon, Paris
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