World Historical Medals


Lot 1719    SESSION 8 (2.30PM WEDNESDAY 24TH MARCH)    World Historical Medals

Estimate $100
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SOLD $450

FRANCE, large medal in bronze (68mm), a presentation medal to 'Offert par Le General Picquart Commandant le 2E Corps d'Armee" obv. allegorical figures of France pointing the way for man, rev. arms and inscription, sun rising a new beginning. Extremely fine.

Ex estate of Alfred Dreyfus.

General Georges Picquart (1854-1914) was minister of War from 1906-1909, who also as head of counter-espionage investigated the miscarriage of justice and antisemitism in the conviction and imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935) for life imprisonment for treason and he being sent to Devil's Island in French Guiana. The so called Dreyfus affair was a political scandal that divided the Third Republic from 1894 to its resolution in 1906. It resulted in Dreyfus being reinstated as a major in the French Army.

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