Mérite Agricole

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    Frank Dutil
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    I recently purchased this officer’s badge of the Order. I’m a bit puzzled about the rosette though… It is unlike any other I’ve seen for this order. The red bands are usually on just a few of the ribs and on opposite sides, not all around the interior. What are your thoughts, private maker? Older model? Standard rosette for a certain variant of a certain period?
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    #16341

    megan
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    A similar piece was in the Morton & Eden sale "Medals, Orders and Decorations of the American Numismatic Society Part 1" in 2006 (lot #553). It was described as dating from c.1900.

    It is on my site, due to the generousity of Morton & Eden who have given me the run of their catalogues :)

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

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    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Thanks Megs!

    A French collector on GMIC confirmed this type dates from betwen 1900 and 1920… I can’t believe I got it for a measly 43 EURO! 8-)

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    christophe
    Member

    Frank,

    Nice one.
    The rosette is unusual…

    Cheers.

    Ch.

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