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COGNAC. Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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Silvered bronze cross pattée alisée on swivel castellated suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the arms of the town of Cognac within a beaded border and ring inscribed ‘SOCIÉTÉ DES SAUVETEURS MÉDAILLÉS DE COGNAC (CHARENTE)’, signed ‘E.(?) ROYER SC.’, the upper, left, right and lower arms inscribed ‘COURAGE’, ‘DEVOUEMENT’, ‘HUMANITÉ’ and ‘FONDÉE EN 1874’ respectively; the reverse plain but for the left, upper and lower arms being inscribed ‘SAUVER’, ‘OU’, ‘PÉRIR’ (Save or perish) respectively; some surface wear; on original ribbon. The Society was founded in 1874 in the town of Cognac, world-famous for its brandy, situated in south-west France on the River Charente. The medal is awarded for life-saving.

 
COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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COGNAC.  Medal of Honour of the Society of Decorated Life Savers of Cognac, Charente (Médaille d’Honneur de la Société des Sauveteurs Médaillés de Cognac, Charente)
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