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fme_823480 - LOVE AND MARRIAGE Médaille, Noces d’or

LOVE AND MARRIAGE Médaille, Noces d’or AU
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.80£)
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Type : Médaille, Noces d’or
Date: 1937
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 67,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver RENARD Marcel (1893-1974)
Weight : 140,74 g.
Edge : lisse + corne BRONZE
Puncheon : corne BRONZE
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène, de l’usure sur les reliefs de l’avers. Présence de coups et rayures
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Couple âgé, assis, face à face, tenant un bâton dans la main droite. Signé : 1932 / MARCEL RENARD.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 50.E ANNIV. / - / H. M. F. ET H. P. / 14. SEPT. 1937.
Reverse description : Légende gravée en 3 lignes dans le médaillon central entouré de feuilles de lierre.

Commentary


La médaille est décernée aux initiales des époux : H. M. F. et H. P..

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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