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E-auction 158-96521 - fjt_388637 - LOVE AND MARRIAGE MARIAGE DE NAPOLÉON III ET D’EUGÉNIE 1853

LOVE AND MARRIAGE MARIAGE DE NAPOLÉON III ET D’EUGÉNIE VF
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Estimate : 12 €
Price : 2 €
Maximum bid : 4 €
End of the sale : 25 April 2016 19:23:30
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : MARIAGE DE NAPOLÉON III ET D’EUGÉNIE
Date: 1853
Metal : brass
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,77 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bélière retirée

Obverse


Obverse description : Têtes en jugate à gauche de Napoléon III et Eugénie sans signature.

Reverse


Reverse legend : NAPOLÉON III EMPEREUR EUGÉNIE IMPÉRATRICE MARIÉS LE 30 JANVIER 1853 À NOTRE-DAME .
Reverse description : sans signature.

Historical background


LOVE AND MARRIAGE

It was customary in the past to give a treizain during the wedding mass. This treizain was blessed and signified entry into a community of property for the married couple. The treizain, which later became a medal or wedding token, was so called in honor of Jesus Christ and the twelve apostles. This practice continued until the first half of the 20th century. The reference work on the subject is the work of Jules Florange, Love and marriage in numismatics, Moulins, 1936 now replaced by that of Henri Térisse, La Numismatique du Mariage, Argenton-sur-Creuse 2008.

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