Zoom Rare French Jeanne Hachette Medal

Rare French Jeanne Hachette Medal

US$275.00
Rare vintage French heroine Jeanne Hachette medal in hallmarked sterling silver. She is renowned for an act of heroism on 27 June 1472, when she prevented the capture of Beauvais by the troops of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. The town was defended by only 300 men-at-arms, commanded by Louis de Balagny. The Burgundians were making an assault, and one of their number had planted a flag upon the battlements, when Jeanne, axe in hand, flung herself upon him, hurled him into the moat, tore down the flag, and revived the drooping courage of the garrison. In gratitude for this heroic deed, Louis XI instituted a procession in Beauvais called the "Procession of the Assault", and married Jeanne to her chosen lover Colin Pilon, loading them with favours. There is an annual religious procession on the last weekend in June through the streets of Beauvais to commemorate Jeanne's deed (from wiki).


.80"W x 1"L (including the loop and bail)

medal weight - 5 grams

Hallmarked for silver purity

circa 1930-1940

Floats from a new 19 inch sterling silver chain

Rare French Jeanne Hachette Medal

US$275.00
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