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E-auction 482-393231 - fme_758111 - FREEMASONRY Médaille, Les droits de l’homme

FREEMASONRY Médaille, Les droits de l’homme AU
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 11 July 2022 18:29:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Médaille, Les droits de l’homme
Date: 1990
Mint name / Town : Monnaie de Paris
Metal : gold plated bronze
Diameter : 67,5 mm
Weight : 235,5 g.
Edge : lisse + corne BR FLOR
Puncheon : corne BR. FL.
Coments on the condition:
Reste de papier collé sur la tranche. Légère usure sur certains reliefs


Obverse legend : (SIGNES GRECS).
Obverse description : Triangles l’un dans l’autre avec un visage au centre, un oeil ouvert au dessous. Signé : BUISSON.


Reverse legend : LES DROITS DE L’HOMME.
Reverse description : Soleil et chaîne à gauche.

Historical background


The compass and square are often combined in an ambivalent symbol of balance: fixity and mobility, passive and active, matter and mind. The compass is the tool of the Creator and the Great Architect of the Universe. The spacing of the branches of the compass is subject to specific rules and varies between three levels: apprentice, journeyman, master. The Napoleonic era in the activity of dressing like that of many groups, saw a flowering after the terrible years of the revolutionary period. Masonic activity, stripped of its republican theories and firmly controlled by a Grand Master appointed by the Emperor, enjoyed a force in the unit never recovered since. Considering that each regiment, each garrison, each city had his Lodge. Testimony that we let the chips sumptuous period show that these lodges were rich and influential. The symbolism is sought, without comparison with later periods, much more conventional or bland or destitute in the early twentieth century. Freemasonry counted over a thousand lodges spread over the one hundred and thirty departments and over sixty thousand Brothers.

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