Mali Parachutist Badge

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Original Mali Parachutist Badge made by Arthus Bertrand Paris.

The motto of the Republic of Mali is inscribed on the canopy of the parachute: "Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi" (One People, One Goal, One Faith). 

Arthus-Bertrand is a maker of medals and decorations. It was founded in Paris in 1803 by Claude Arthus-Bertrand, an army officer during the French Revolution. Artists who have designed for the firm include Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (sculptor of the Statue of Liberty) and Fernand Léger. The company employs nearly 300 people. 

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