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Ring

Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This ring commemorates the German bombardment of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. It is inscribed TOUS/ AUX/ DANGERS/ TOUS/ A L'HONNEUR/ 1870-1871 (United in danger, united in honour 1870-1871) and with the initials AM for Ave Maria.
Paris surrendered to the forces of General Bismarck on the 28 January 1871 after a prolonged siege.

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  • Title: Ring
  • Creator: Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile
  • Date Created: 1866/1875
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Depth: 1.2 cm, Diameter: 2 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs K. Greenwood-Wynne
  • Medium: Stamped and engraved bronzed copper

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