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fme_658508 - FREEMASONRY Médaille, Suprême Conseil de France, Duc de Choiseul

FREEMASONRY Médaille, Suprême Conseil de France, Duc de Choiseul AU
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Type : Médaille, Suprême Conseil de France, Duc de Choiseul
Date: 1828
Mint name / Town : Suprême Conseil de France
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 41,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 32,42 g.
Edge : Lisse
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène avec quelques taches. Traces de manipulation
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la Collection Charlet

Obverse


Obverse legend : . S. SIE. C. A. G. DUC DE - CHOISEUL PAIR DE FR.CE.
Obverse description : Buste de Choiseul à droite ; signé PEUVRIER F..

Reverse


Reverse legend : * / LES RR :. LL :. ECOSS :. / AU RIT ANCIEN / ET ACCEPTE / A L’O :. DE PARIS, / AU CHEF SUP :. EN FRANCE / DE L’ORDRE MAC:. / AU MÊME RIT. / - / LE 4E. JOUR DE TEVETH 5828 / 10 DECEMBRE 1828.
Reverse description : Légende en 9 lignes. à l’exergue, équerre et compas entrecroisés et traversés par une épée flamboyante.

Commentary


De rite de Écossais. Claude Antoine Gabriel, duc de Choiseul était neveu par alliance du ministre de Louis XV. Choiseul sera membre d’une loge dès 1786. Fut Grand Officier du Grand Orient de France et Grand Commandeur du Suprême Conseil de 1825 à 1838.

Historical background


FREEMASONRY

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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