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Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« on: Thursday 23 September 21 10:59 BST (UK) »
Hi folks Iím unsure to what this may be can anyone suggest what this is ?

Is it a war medal ?

Thanks

Ryan


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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 September 21 11:19 BST (UK) »

It looks to be a generic silver medallion/fob commonly found on watch chains.  Also given as Ďmedalí prize for all kinds of events. An old horticultural society in a village near me used to give this type of medal and a cup for the best vegetable or flowers. 1st prize got a cup and a medal. The cup went back, the medal you could keep.
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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 September 21 11:55 BST (UK) »
I have one on my watch chain right now plus two others. The one in the middle has the initials F W stamped with a very fine centre punch. 

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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 September 21 11:57 BST (UK) »
Does it have any marks on the back?
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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 September 21 12:46 BST (UK) »
Here it is


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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 September 21 13:04 BST (UK) »
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Found this among the collection , does anyone know what it is ?


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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 September 21 13:27 BST (UK) »
It is a French 19th Century medal normally with a red ribbon. I haven't been able to find out what they were awarded for.

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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 September 21 14:16 BST (UK) »
Ryan   Can you make the marks clearer?  They look like silver hallmarks, if you can make them clearer I might be able to see where and when it was made and who made it.
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Re: Help needed to identify this , found among other war medals
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 September 21 14:17 BST (UK) »
It is a French 19th Century medal normally with a red ribbon. I haven't been able to find out what they were awarded for.
 

I have an unverified citation that it was given by the French Education Service to students (possibly upper school/college/university) for attaining an exceptional high standard. 

It seems that the French gave medals for a great many things -   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders,_decorations,_and_medals_of_France 

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