Lot 212

IIIrd REPUBLIC 8 November 1870
Knight's Star of the Order of the Legion of Honour, enamelled silver, tips pommé, centre in gold. Blood-coloured scarlet moiré ribbon.
In the center on the obverse, Ceres's head surrounded by the legend FRENCH REPUBLIC *1870* on a blue enamelled background. On the reverse, two tricolor flags in saltire surrounded by the legend HONOR AND HERITAGE and two branches of laurel. Oval crown of laurel and oak leaves surmounted by a ball through which passes the smooth suspension ring.
Hallmark: eagle's head.
(21.16g) 46.31 mm and 73.77 mm with the ring. Was worn a lot.
Many enamel chips. Beautiful.