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Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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Large circular bronze medal with integral ribbon bar; the face with the  full-length figure of a labourer, naked to the waist, a pick in his right hand, its head resting on the ground, his left hand on his hip, a construction site beyond, a mechanical shovel to the right, signed ‘G. SIMON’ (for the French sculptor and medallist Georges Simon, 1906-1982, most famous for his design of the French Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945); the reverse inscribed ‘SYNDICAT / DES ENTREPRENEURS / TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE FRANCE / D’ALGERIE ET DES COLONIES’, a central plaque imposed on an upright laurel branch bearing the attribution ‘DESSAINT CALIXTE / 1947’; Paris Mint bronze assay mark on the edge; diameter 41.01mm (1.61 inches); on original ribbon.

The Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies represented companies engaged in public works; it is now the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics.

 
Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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Syndicate of Public Works Contractors of France, Algeria and the Colonies, Medal for Long and Faithful Service, attributed in 1947 (Syndicat des Entrepreneurs des Travaux Publics de France, d’Algérie et des Colonies, Médaille des Longs et Loyaux Services, attribuée en 1947)
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