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Honour medal for firefighters
40 years - Gilded Bronze - 37mm

€28.50
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Metal FLORENTINE BRONZE
Weight 25.5 g
Diameter 37 mm
Gilded Bronze New decree : july 2017Certificate Black boxObverse :The effigy of the republic in the form of the relief image of the left profile of a woman wearing a firefighyer's helmet, also visible is her uniform collar bearing the di...
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Honour medal for firefighters 40 years Gilded Bronze - 37mm | Monnaie de Paris
40 years - Gilded Bronze - 37mm
€28.50

    Description

    • Gilded Bronze 
    • New decree : july 2017
    • Certificate 
    • Black box


    Obverse :
    The effigy of the republic in the form of the relief image of the left profile of a woman wearing a firefighyer's helmet, also visible is her uniform collar bearing the distinctive grenade insignia of the firefighting corps in France. On either side, the relief inscription along the circumference "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" ("FRENCH REPUBLIC"). 

    Reverse :
    At its center, the relief image of a fiireman's helmet partially covering a building on fire above the inscription "HONNEUR AU DEVOUEMENT" ("HONOUR TO DEVOTION") itself above a blank area reserved for the recipient's name and year of award. The relief image of flames at the very bottom and on either side of the fire hall. At the top along the medal circumference, the relief semi circular inscription "MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR" ("INTERIOR MINISTRY"). 

    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.