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Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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Circular silver gilt medal with loop and lozenge-shaped link for ribbon suspension; the face with the head of Prince Rainier III in relief facing left, circumscribed ‘RAINIER III PRINCE DE MONACO’, signed 'P.TURIN'; the reverse with a Greek (Geneva) cross vertically hatched for the heraldic colour ‘gules’ (red), dated ‘11 • 4 • 1950’ above, crossed laurel branches below, circumscribed ‘RECONNAISSANCE CROIX-ROUGE MONEGASQUE’ (Recognition Red Cross of Monaco); maker’s mark ‘AB’ (for Arthus Bertrand) and hallmark on the lower edge; age-toning and some loss of gilding; on original slightly worn ribbon, frayed at the top edge, with embroidered white lozenge (from the arms of the Monegasque princely family) and red Greek (Geneva) cross; in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand of Paris. The medal was created by Princely decree on 16 October 1950 in three grades to reward exceptional devotion and service to the Red Cross on a national or international level. The medal is rare.

 
Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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Medal of Recognition of the Red Cross of Monaco, I class, in original fitted embossed case of issue by Arthus Bertrand, Paris (Médaille de la Reconnaissance de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque, Ière classe, dans son écrin d'origine par Arthus Bertrand, Paris
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