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France Napoleonic wars St Helena medal (Original Ribbon)

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Ste Helene Medal commemorating the efforts of those who served in the Napoleonic wars. The original ribbon is a particularly difficult find.

Santa Helena medal Obverse detail

Santa Helena medal Obverse detail. Note the small cross in the lower portion of the ribbon attachment ring, this cross is frequently lost due to the ravages of time.


Reverse of St Helena medal

Reverse of St Helena medal with dedication in French to the troops that assisted Napoloen in his campaigns.


Original ribbon St Helena medal

Original rough hessian (?) ribbon, This particualr St Helena medal has had a rough life

For collectors wishing to delve into the history and awardees of this medal the following sites may well be of interest:

French Geneaology article on the circumstances of the medal and where information can be obtained today within French archives

And even the Ste Helene Organisation which maintains details of individual French recpients of the medal

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