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E-auction 545-470881 - fme_860593 - LOVE AND MARRIAGE Médaille de mariage

LOVE AND MARRIAGE Médaille de mariage AU
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 25 September 2023 19:43:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Médaille de mariage
Date: 1883
Metal : silver
Diameter : 36,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver MERLEY Louis (1815-1883)
Weight : 22,33 g.
Edge : gravée : N. CORDIER L. CHARTIER UNIS LE 1.ER MAI 1883 + corne ARGENT
Puncheon : corne ARGENT
Coments on the condition:
Jolie patine grise hétérogène, légèrement irisée, présentant néanmoins les traces d’un ancien nettoyage. Présence de coups, notamment sur la tranche
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Évêque debout unifiant un couple. Signé : L. MERLEY.F..


Reverse legend : CC.
Reverse description : Monogramme gravé dans la couronne de feuillages et de fleurs.


Cette médaille est décernée aux noms des époux : Cordier et Chartier.

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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