Algeria, fiftieth anniversary of the Saharan... - Lot 266 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

Lot 266
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Algeria, fiftieth anniversary of the Saharan... - Lot 266 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
Algeria, fiftieth anniversary of the Saharan Companies, large single-faced cast iron, 1952 Paris Soldier and camel driver standing together in front of a camel, signature DRAGO PARIS Uniface Status: SPL - Rarity: RRR Material : Bronze Diameter: 245.0 mm - Weight: 1,727.00 g - Axis: 12 h references: Esc. - cf. MOmF.78 P.97 - Suspension ring on the reverse side of this impressive single-sided bronze casting. The Saharan Companies were units of the French army intended to control the territories of the Sahara during French Algeria. They played a great role in the conquest of South Algeria and then in the French presence in the Sahara. Using dromedaries in these regions where the first automobiles could not venture, they were also known as the Compagnies méharistes. The law of 30 March 1902 created five Saharan companies respectively based in Fort-Polignac (Tassili), Tindouff, El Oued, Adrar and Tamanrasset. If the small size plate (99 x 59 mm) is very rare, we have never seen this large cast iron (245 x 148 mm), which is not even mentioned in the work of Mr. Raymond Ruedas Médailles de l'Outre-mer Français.
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