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France: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow Shell

France: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow ShellFrance: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow Shell
France: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow ShellFrance: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow Shell
France: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow ShellFrance: Boer War: Kruger / “Aux Boers” Hollow Shell
Form: Circular. Hollow shell with cardboard inside.
By: Cartaux, Paris
Date: 1900
Ref:  AM: 140; Hern: 316; Laidlaw: 0203;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.0 mmSilvered Sheet Metal4.8 gm$210
38.0 mmGilded Sheet Metal4,6 gm $210
38.0 mmBronzed Sheet Metal4.7 gm$210

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Within a circle of dots, bust of President Kruger, left, similar to the Z.A. Republic coinage. Maker's name: “CARTAUX PARIS” below the truncation. Legend within a toothed rim: “KRÜGER PRESIDENT DU TRANSVAAL 1900” with a small ornament at the foot.

Reverse: Across within a toothed rim: "AUX BOERS (in an arc) / AUX HÉROIQUES / DÉFENSEURS / DE LA / LIBERTÉ / AU TRANSVAAL / 1900 (in an arc)”.

Notes: These, and other similar medals by Cartaux, were on sale in Paris during the visit of President Kruger to that city in November 1900.