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Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for Research and Invention (Grand Croix de l'Orde du Merite pour la Recherche et l'Invention)

Sash with pendant matching large pin in form of cross with rays. Sash is white watered silk with blue stripes on edges. Pendant taken from central cross on pin; blue enamel set in gold with female head in relief with motto: "Recherche et invention." Awarded by French government. No other inscription, no date. In red case with pin and studs.

ID: 1999-00403
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963 (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician)

Creation Mar. 25, 1962

MEDIUM: silk, gold, enamel; FORMAT: sash with pendant; LENGTH: pendant 2.5 inches tall approx.; QUANTITY: 1

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