SKU
10060052280000

Combatant Cross
Reduction

€28.50
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Metal FLORENTINE BRONZE
Weight 1.1 g
Diameter 12 mm
Artisanal Manufacture Metal : Yellow Bronze Ribbon : red and blue stripes Front: a pattee cross with four monobloc branches, the Republic effigy with a helmet in the middle ornemented with laurel branches surrouded with the inscription "French R...
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Combatant Cross Reduction | Monnaie de Paris
Reduction
€28.50

    Description

    • Artisanal Manufacture
    • Metal : Yellow Bronze
    • Ribbon : red and blue stripes

    Front: a pattee cross with four monobloc branches, the Republic effigy with a helmet in the middle ornemented with laurel branches surrouded with the inscription "French Republic".

    Backside: a sword pointing down with the isncription "Combatant Cross"

    Our craftman

    • THE ENAMELLER

      Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.