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Ref: 5077

France, Great War, Monument to the Overseas Fallen at Marseille, bronze rectangular medal by Gustave Martin, in fitted case of issue, very rare

 

 

Obv: a view of the Memorial Arch, AUX HEROS DE L’ARMEE D’ORIENT ET DES TERRES LOINTAINES (To the heroes of the Eastern army and faraway lands), palm branch below

 

Rev: COMITE DU MONUMENT NATIONAL above cartouche for naming, with flags, shield, oak and laurel sprigs

 

The lid of the case has OFFERT PAR LA FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DES POILUS D’ORIENT JUIN 1931 (Offered by the National Federation of Eastern veteran soldiers)

 

Condition: Good very fine; Diameter: 69x42mm

 

References: -

 

Notes: the monument is on the Corniche President John Kennedy and was inaugurated in 1927.

 

 

Price £225

Great War, Marseille Monument to the Armée de l'Orient, médaille 1931
Great War, Marseille Monument to the Armée de l'Orient, médaille 1931
Great War, Marseille Monument to the Armée de l'Orient, médaille 1931

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