This is a one-place medal bar for the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War Combatants Medal. It measures 1 ½” x 2.” It is important to note that our example is an issued piece. As such, it was made from the bronze of captured and melted-down French cannons. An etching on the medal’s edge confirms the fact. It is a very tidy presentation whose original ribbon shows age and soiling.