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Lieutenant-Colonel Francois Louis Tessiedre DeFleury

Object Number: 
1172
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "DUVIVIER S." inscription: reverse, at bottom within border: "REPRODUCTION 1880"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing allegorical figure of war in a ruined fort with legend: "VIRTUTUIS ET AUDACIAEMONUM. ET PRAEMIUM" and inscription below exergual line: "D.DE FLEURY EQUITI GALLO/PRIMO SUPER MUROS/RESP.AMERIC.D.D." Reverse depicts view of the fort with legend: "AGGERES PALUDES HOSTES, VICTI" and is inscribed below exergual line: "STONY - PT. EXPUGN./XV. JUL.MDCCLXXIX."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group