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Order of «Mérite Agricole» («of Agricultural Merit»)

Late 19th - early 20th c.

Lviv Historical Museum

Lviv Historical Museum

Silver, enamel
The following order is one of four French departmental awards. Established on 7th July 1883 by Minister of Agriculture Jules Méline to reward for merits in agriculture. The star of the order is superimposed on a wreath of corn and wheat ears. The award is tied to an oval wreath of olive leaves and figs. The center on the obverse bears an image of Marianne’s head, the symbol of France. The order is still being awarded

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  • Title: Order of «Mérite Agricole» («of Agricultural Merit»)
  • Date Created: Late 19th - early 20th c.
  • Location: France

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