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Order of the Legion of Honour

1870-1940

Lviv Historical Museum

Lviv Historical Museum

Gold, enamel
Established in 1802 by the First Consul of French Republic Napoleon Bonaparte. On July 15, 1804, when Napoleon became the emperor, the first awarding was held. Several types of order insignias exist. Changes were developed in accordance with changes in the political situation. Order of the 3rd Republic period (1870-1940): the reverse features crossed flags of France encircled by inscription «Honor and Motherland». The decoration is being awarded until these days

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  • Title: Order of the Legion of Honour
  • Date Created: 1870-1940
  • Location: France

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