Grand Cross of the legion of honour (Légion d’honneur), sash and cross, 1870, 3rd Republic
The legion of Honour is the higher French Order of Merit. It has been established 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Grand Cross is the highest class.
Height of the medal approx. 58 mm
Height medal including wreath approx. 89 mm
Width of the medal approx. 60 mm
Total length of the sash measured lying flat on the table: approx. 82 cm
Length of the part of the sash that wraps around the torso, so maximum size, approx. 130 cm
Breast star sold seperately