Bronze Plaque 9.8 x 7 cm
Original Case 13.4 x 10.3 cm
Diameter 4.8 cm
This Medal was instituted by Prince Philippe of Araucania 2 July 1965. Originaly awarded in 3 classes: gold , silver and bronze.Nowadays only the gold class is awarded. The award is authorised by Auspice Stella , whose President is Baron Raoul de Lavalette.
The medallist is Josette Herber Coeffin.
Araucania was inhabited by the Mapuche tribe , who were never captured by the Spanish. However in 1862 Chile and Argentina launched a combine military invasion and in 1885 occupied Araucania.
Efforts for their independence still go on.
Obverse : Portrait of Prince Philippe of Araucania
Reverse : Prince's Coat of Arms
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