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© Hendrik Meersschaert, 2002 - 2017
THE FRENCH COLONIAL MEDAL
The French Colonial Medal and its successor, the Overseas Medal, are - through their wide variety and historical background - a fabulous collecting subject in their own right. The number of medal types but especially the sheer number of clasps and their variations is impressive and these pages will only serve to give a first glimpse of their wide range.
Information on these pages largely comes from the excellent books on this subject :
"La Médaille Coloniale, Cent Ans de Présence Française Outre-Mer" by Mr. Jean Hass and "La Médaille coloniale - Guide du collectionneur" by Mr. Patrick Binet.