France: Mexico Campaign Medal 1862-1863 (Medaille De L'Expedition Du Mexique 1862-1863)
With original silk embroidered riband, now worn.
The medal, has the designers name 'Barre' on obverse
This example with French silver assay marks (poincon) on cross tie of bow on reverse wreath
The medal suspended from its original length of corded silk riband, with the distinctive embroidered 'Mexican Eagle' crest
Note: The Mexican Eagle badge on the medal ribbon was subsequently incorporated and used as the regimental badge of the Legion Etrangere - the French Foreign Legion. The Legion having fought one of it's most epic fights at the battle of 'Camerone' during the Mexican Expedition