French Brass "Soldat de la Grande Guerre" Adrian Helmet Plaque

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 2747

  • This Brass Helmet Plaque is inscribed with the words Soldat de la Grande Guerre 1914 - 1918 (Solider of the Great War)
  • They were issued by the French government in December 1918 to award all soldiers whose units who had participated in active combat and the plaque would have originally been fastened to the brim of the soldiers helmet.  
  • It's unknown if this item is an original or reproduction since they were not hallmarked but either way it's a great piece of Historical Military Memorabilia.  
  • Condition:  Good - does have some oxidization in various areas but no major damage. 
  • Size:  8 1/2 x 1 7/8 " on 20" Chain 
  • Weight:  5.8 oz


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