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Volunteer Reservist Medal
Silver grade ordinance - Silver plated bronze 32mm

€35.00
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Metal SILVER PLATED BRONZE
Weight 19 g
Diameter 32 mm
The face of the medal represents a symbolic effigy: a profile of the Republic. In exergue is written "French Republic".The ribbon is 37 mm wide, ultramarine blue in color, with a dark red median band one-third the width and a white border of 3 mm....
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Volunteer Reservist Medal Silver grade ordinance Silver plated bronze 32mm | Monnaie de Paris
Silver grade ordinance - Silver plated bronze 32mm
€35.00

    Description

    The face of the medal represents a symbolic effigy: a profile of the Republic. In exergue is written "French Republic".

    The ribbon is 37 mm wide, ultramarine blue in color, with a dark red median band one-third the width and a white border of 3 mm. The ribbon can be worn without the decoration. The white metal clasps are placed on the ribbon of the medal. 

    The reverse side of the medal is inscribed with the words "Reserviste volontaire de défense et de sécurité intérieure" and the initials "RF" for République Française. 

    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.

    • THE MINTER

      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.