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Original 1920 French Family Award Medal Necklace

$340.00

Original 1920 French Family Award Medal Necklace

$340.00

In 1920, as a result of the massive loss of life during WWI, the French government, under the Ministry of Public Health announced that medals would be awarded to French mothers of large families. These medals were “tokens of the nation’s gratitude to mothers who have raised families of healthy children”. Only those who reared their children in the best moral and physical surroundings and with a proper understanding of their duty to France were eligible. This medal is the Bronze award which was given to mothers having at least 5 children age 5 or older. The necklace measures approx 18″ long and is made with gold filled chain, a gold filled toggle and bronze freshwater pearls.

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In 1920, as a result of the massive loss of life during WWI, the French government, under the Ministry of Public Health announced that medals would be awarded to French mothers of large families. These medals were “tokens of the nation’s gratitude to mothers who have raised families of healthy children”. Only those who reared their children in the best moral and physical surroundings and with a proper understanding of their duty to France were eligible. This medal is the Bronze award which was given to mothers having at least 5 children age 5 or older. The necklace measures approx 18″ long and is made with gold filled chain, a gold filled toggle and bronze freshwater pearls.

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