This is a decoration that was awarded to veterans who fought during the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. It is a second-generation example, not an issued or awarded piece. A piece like this was often used on a medal bar if the original was no longer available. It does NOT have the engraving on the edge that states the medal was produced from the bronze of captured French cannons. It comes with the jump ring. (If you need a replacement ribbon, we can provide one for a nominal price). It is in very fine condition.