JUDGE OF PEACE badge. Rectangular badge (95... - Lot 251 - Chayette & Cheval

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JUDGE OF PEACE badge. Rectangular badge (95... - Lot 251 - Chayette & Cheval
JUDGE OF PEACE badge. Rectangular badge (95 x 60 mm) with 2 flaps approx. 75-80 x 60 mm in light blue silk embroidered silk. It features an oval medallion in darker blue in darker blue with red fillet surrounded by laurel leaves. Inside the medallion, between a laurel wreath and scales the inscription "LA LOI / ET / LA PAIX" embroidered in canetilles. This was the first and short-lived type type of badge for justices of the peace, as Jean Mazard explains as Jean Mazard explains: "The Justices of the Peace had to in their duties, as in their private lives their private lives, the simplicity of their popular of their popular origins, the founding legislation no particular costume. Reached in their turn of insignificance, they demanded their medals, which medal, which the decree of March 6/27, 1791: Justices of the peace may wear on the left side on the left side of the habit, an oval medallion made of cloth, with a red border and blue background on which will be written in white letters "La Loi et la Paix" (Law and Peace). This minor distinction, too rustic, was not to satisfy the justices of the peace. the cloth medallion was replaced by an enamel enamel medallion encircled by gilded metal. Extremely rare and in good condition
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