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ElaineVanHorn's items4 of 4Ancien Broche Argent Aiglon Napoleon BernhardtHeavily Carved Wooden bowl, w/Lid and enameled painting of fruit.
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I purchased this medal at an estate sale about 20 years ago and have just held onto it. It is so beautiful, but I know nothing about it. Measures 3" tall and 2 3/4" at the widest point. Has an impression(side view) in the middle of a man in an almost confederate look, and jacket. There is an Eagle with wings spread around the edge of the mans' portrait. A rope style surrounds that and it is set on top of the shield shaped badge. If any one can assist me in identifying it, I would certainly appreciate it.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Your medal is a fantasy piece, costume.
      The "badge" is from a theater piece of Edmond Rostand "L'aiglon" with the famous actress Sarah BERNHARDT dressed as a man to play the role of Napoleon's son.
      See there, (Use translator, it is in french...)scroll to the middle of page:

      Welcome to CW :-)

    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Kyra, I have a stickpin of the exact same image!!
    3. ElaineVanHorn ElaineVanHorn, 4 years ago
      THe medal also has a one inch wide bookmark style chain, that is attached to the top. There are 8 links, total measurement 4 1/4" long. If this was a costume piece, they went to a lot of trouble an expense to make it. the links in the chain are all engraved. Just beautiful !
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      "Costume" is not pejorative!
      High end makers did wonderful pieces. :-D

      I gave you the identification of the personage, (did you check the links?) and that to say your beautiful piece is not a military badge or medal...

      You can upload up to 4 pics, back and the book chain part would be interesting to see! (Edit item, upload 2 more pics, then save item)

      Thank you!

    5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago

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