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Object Name: Medal
Date: 1869
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Medium: Bronze, leather, velvet, brass
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 3 in. (75.7mm)
Place made: France
Description: Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing left-facing bust-length profile; legend: "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR". Reverse shows female figure holding staff and lightning bolts over reclining dragon; legend: "EXPEDITION CHINE ET DE COCHINCHINE"; in exerg.: "1860-1862". In hinged green leather presentation box lined in red velvet, with brass clasp.
Credit Line: Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 2008.42.354
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Marks: Obverse center below bust: "A BORREL"; reverse left "A BORREL", right "1869".