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    French Legion of Honor Grand Cross Breast Star and Knight Medal.
    Comprising: 1.) Grand Cross breast star, silver, measuring 94-mm, weighing 3.80 ounces. With wide mounting pin and two hooks on the reverse. No hallmarks visible. In the original case of issue with an Arthus Bertrand, Paris mark in the inside lid. 2.) Legion of Honor Knight badge, 54 x 81-mm to the top of the ring on the wreath; 1.50 ounces. No visible hallmarks. Comes with an incorrect red moire silk ribbon. The Legion of Honor was originally established in 1802 and awarded for excellent civil or military conduct. From the estate of Božidar Puric (1891-1977), a Serbian and Yugoslav politician and diplomat. Between 1928 and 1934 he was chargé d' affaires in the Embassy of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the United States and its ambassador in France in 1935. During World War II, Puric was the prime minister of the Yugoslav government-in-exile between August 10, 1943 and July 8, 1944.

    Condition: The star is in excellent condition; the case is worn with a detached lid. 2.) Very good. Minor loss to the enamel.

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    June, 2017
    11th Sunday
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