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Tonomachi

I have had this for awhile and have not been able to identify it yet.  It seems to have some age to it and on the front it looks like it has the Russian Coat of Arms.  However the back has what looks like the French Republic Coat of Arms.  Does anyone know what this is?

 

    

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Boy Howdy

Could it have something to do with the Franco-Russian alliance of 1891?

Is it possible the center piece was originally a pendant that was made into a brooch after 1917?

Spit balling here.

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Tonomachi

You may be right but I wonder if this is a commemorative piece made in the early 1900s as you would expect to see a T pin I would think for something produced in the 1800s.  I found some illustrations of this alliance on the Internet which shows a similar Russian Coat of Arms. 

 

 

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