Vintage FRENCH Bronze Colored Medal with Original Ribbon - The Goddess GALLIA
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AGE: I'm guessing but probably around 1920/1930 - maybe earlier.
ITEM: A miniature bronze colored medal from France of their beloved Marianne depicted as GALLIA - a beautiful, courageous woman in a winged helmet; plain back with an oak leaf bale. The medal is still suspended from its original presentation grosgrain ribbon of ochre and lime green and there is a small bar that reads "Engage Volonte". Leave as is or reconfigure into another design.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot.
METAL CONTENT: I don't know - probably just base metal with a bronze color finish.
HALLMARKS: None that I can find.
SIZE: The medal alone measures 7/8" x 9/16".
WEIGHT: 2.4 grams with the ribbon
FINAL COMMENTS: Gallia was a Romano-Gallic goddess, related to the region of Europe known to the Romans as Gallia (Gaul). Gallia (lat.) encompassing present day France and Belgium.
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