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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 the square are very often associated in an ambivalent symbol of balance: fixity and mobility, passive and active, matter and spirit.. The compass is the tool of the Creator and of the great Architect of the Universe. The spacing of the branches of the compass obeys precise rules and varies according to the three degrees: apprentice, companion, master. The Napoleonic era, in the activity of lodges as in that of many groups, saw a flowering after the terrible years of the revolutionary period. Masonic activity, rid of its republican theories and firmly controlled by a Grand-Master appointed by the Emperor, experienced a vigor in unity never found since.. It is considered that each regiment, each garrison, each city had its Lodge. The testimonies that the sumptuous tokens of the period leave us show that these lodges were rich and influential.. The symbolism is sought after, without comparison with the later eras, which were much more conventional, even bland or destitute at the beginning of the 20th century.. Freemasonry had more than a thousand lodges spread over one hundred and thirty departments and more than sixty thousand Brothers.

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