Médaille coloniale, avec agrafe ALGERIE – Colonial Medal, with ALGERIE clasp
Established in July 1893, awarded for military operations in French colonies and protectorates.
Earky Type I, issued 1893-1914. Diameter 30 mm, two-sided suspension. With official ALGERIE ALGERIE clasp (instituted in 1894).
Design: Georges Lemaire (name on face)
Manufacturer: Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint), marked at the edge with mint mark (cornucopia) and ARGENT (silver). Clasp also hallmarked (.800 silver), made by manufacturer Arthus Bertrand.
Silver with fine patina, very nice condition, on the original old ribbon.