A French term for a gold ring. In accordance with the example of the ancients, Francis I of France instituted a military recompense in the shape of an anneau (ring), for all who distinguished themselves in any military enterprise.
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Category: Military - General
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 23.