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22 days ago

French-English-French  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

Arts / Entertainment

Level of diffculty:

Difficult / demanding

Word or term in question:

bon ruban

Context:

Médaille commémorative du siège de Rome, bronze, 31,7 mm, signée « N.C.
», bon ruban d’étamine d’origine, coll.

 

 

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11 days ago

Bertrand Devaux (Polytrad)  See my profile wrote:

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22 days ago

elvis  See my profile wrote:

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22 days ago

martynback  See my profile wrote:

complete with the correct original muslin ribbon

My comment:

Here "bon" means "correct" or "right": it's the right ribbon for this medal, and it's the one it originally came with.

My references:

Google "correct ribbon" + "medal".

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22 days ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

"proper original ribbon" is an alternative: "proper ribbon" or "correct ribbon" are commonly used in descriptions of antique medals.

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22 days ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See my profile wrote:

good-looking/nice/attractive ribbon

My references:

Larousse Advanced French/English Dictionary

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