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Volunteer Services in the Free France Commemarative Medal
Bronze

€54.00
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Metal FLORENTINE BRONZE
Weight 20.5 g
Diameter 31 mm
Artisanal Manufacture hand-enamelled Metal : Silvered Bronze 37 mm Ribbon : "Blue of France" striped with oblical redMedal sold into its case  Front: in shape of the cross of Lorraine, is engraved the mention "Free France" Backside: de...
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Volunteer Services in the Free France Commemarative Medal Bronze | Monnaie de Paris
Bronze
€54.00

    Description

    • Artisanal Manufacture hand-enamelled
    • Metal : Silvered Bronze 37 mm
    • Ribbon : "Blue of France" striped with oblical red
    • Medal sold into its case 

    Front: in shape of the cross of Lorraine, is engraved the mention "Free France"

    Backside: depicts the dates of the 18th June 1940  and of the 8th May 1945

    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.