​ France: Order of the Legion of Honour, Knight Grade special award for 7th March 1931, 3rd Republic 1870-1951 issue, silver, gold and enamels, and housed in its specially embossed presentation case with the gilt lettering: ‘R.I. 7 Mars 1931’. Of superb deluxe quality.

Price: £375.00


Product ID: CMA/24374
Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine, the catch now weak on the case.
Availability: IN STOCK
Description:

France: Order of the Legion of Honour, Knight Grade special award for 7th March 1931, 3rd Republic 1870-1951 issue, silver, gold and enamels, and housed in its specially embossed presentation case with the gilt lettering: ‘R.I. 7 Mars 1931’. Of superb deluxe quality.
Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine, the catch now weak on the case.
The Ordre Royal, Imperial et National de la Legion d’Honneur was established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802 to be awarded for outstanding civil or military service to France. It has survived Empire, restoration of the Monarchy and five Republics. There have been at least a dozen major changes to the insignia and, indeed, the political history of the past 200 years of France may be traced on them. Since the suppression of the Ordre Militaire de Saint-Louis in 1830, the Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur has been France’s premier order. Some awards were given on special dates, this being the award of 7th March 1931.