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Medal of National Recognition, bronze, 2nd version (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale, en bronze, 2ème type)
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Medal of National Recognition, bronze, 2nd version (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale, en bronze, 2ème type)
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Circular bronze medal with laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with a half-length classically dressed female figure wearing a Phrygian bonnet, facing left, a palm branch in her right hand, her left arm raised, touching the branch, signed ‘M. Delannoy’ (for the renowned French medallist Maurice Delannoy, 1885-1972); the reverse with a central escutcheon bearing the initials ‘RF’ (République Française = French Republic) within a circular wreath of linden leaves and roses, circumscribed ‘RECONNAISSANCE FRANÇAISE’ (French Recognition); Paris Mint cornucopia bronze assay mark on the edge; on original ribbon.

The Medal was awarded in the 1930s and 1940s to those who assisted war wounded, refugees and their families and undertook charitable works.

 
Medal of National Recognition, bronze, 2nd version (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale, en bronze, 2ème type)
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Medal of National Recognition, bronze, 2nd version (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale, en bronze, 2ème type)
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Medal of National Recognition, bronze, 2nd version (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale, en bronze, 2ème type)
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