France, Napoleon I Bonaparte. Bronze medal commemorating the re-establishment of the Legion d'Honneur, 1804
- KOD: 4607127RMA
France, Napoleon I Bonaparte. Bronze medal commemorating the re-establishment of the Legion d'Honneur, 1804, Denon, Bramsen 310, Bronze 40 mm, weight 34,71 g., Condition aUNC, beautiful brown patina with luster.
The National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur [ɔʁdʁ nɑsjɔnal də la leʒjɔ̃ dɔnœʁ]), formerly the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre royal de la Légion d'honneur), is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has been retained (with occasional slight alterations) by all later French governments and regimes. The order's motto is Honneur et Patrie ("Honour and Fatherland"); its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris.[a] The order is divided into five degrees of increasing distinction: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand officier (Grand Officer) and Grand-croix (Grand Cross) (source: wikipedia).