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E-auction 519-434377 - fme_550737 - LOVE AND MARRIAGE Médaille de mariage, Connubium Christianum

LOVE AND MARRIAGE Médaille de mariage, Connubium Christianum XF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 18:19:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Médaille de mariage, Connubium Christianum
Date: 1870
Metal : gold plated silver
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver GAYRARD Raymond (1777-1858)
Weight : 16,44 g.
Edge : inscrite : E. L. H. M. UNIS LE 22 AOUT 1885 + main ARGENT
Puncheon : main indicatrice (1845-1860) et ARGENT
Coments on the condition:
Aspect nettoyé, fines rayures dans les champs. Traces de manipulation
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Prêtre de profil, main gauche levée, bénit de la main droite le couple agenouillé, vêtu à l’antique. signé : GAYRARD.
Obverse translation : Mariage chrétien.


Reverse legend : INITIALES GRAVÉES.
Reverse description : Initiales dans une couronne de fleurs.


Cet exemplaire est gravé aux initiales des époux .

Historical background


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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