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Predicate Object 21 Sep 1931 1931-09-21T00:00:00.000Z 1931-09-21T00:00:00.000Z 1932.233 Collection of the Mackelvie Trust Board, 1931, on loan to Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1932.233, N1065, 18042.3 1997-07-17T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-19T09:03:42.900Z Mackelvie Trust 1C 29 70 Decoration for Companions of Napoleon on St. Helena (Saint Helena Medal 1792-1815) The Saint Helena Medal (1792-1815) was granted in 1857 to all soldiers and sailors who had taken part in the wars lasting from 1792 to 1815. The medal name refers to the island where Napoleon I died in exile in 1792 reference: Kendall L Witt, "To His Companions of Glory - The French Saint Helena Medal", The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America, volume 47, 1996. see: Decoration for Companions of Napoleon on St. Helena (St. Helena Medal 1797-1815) heavy bronze medal, oval, laurel wreath with ribbon around on both sides, surmounted by crown, suspension ring and ribbon missing obverse: laureate head of Napoleon I to right with NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR around, with beaded rim inside laurel wreath reverse: circular band with CAMPAGNES DE 1792 A 1815 *, inscription engraved in nine lines centre field: A / SES / COMPAGNONS / DE GLOIRE / SA DERNIERE / PENSEE / STE HELENE / 5 MAI / 1821 maker's markings on obverse below bust [ribbon: green with narrow red stripes] medal, campaign
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