Antique medals


Antique medals can be religious medals but not necessarily. It is obvious that we will find all the medals of baptism, communion, medals of Virgin Mary, small fine crosses, representations of Saint Christopher or Saint Joseph. But medals can also be symbolic or sentimental without being religious. They can be the testimony of a love, as proven by the Augis medals: they are medals of love, on which are inscribed like a rebus the message “I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow”. The medal is a flat jewel, which is worn at the end of a chain or sometimes on a bracelet.

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  • Médaille Augis en orantique religious medal christophe in gold
    330,00

    Augis St Christopher medal in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Octagonal medal depicting Saint Christopher helping the infant Jesus to cross a river. The reverse of the medal has no inscription. Religious pendant signed Augis, circa 1960, France

    Eagle head hallmark and A.A for Augis goldsmith’s hallmark and A.Augis signature.

    Dimensions (with clasp): 23 mm x 14 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight: 2.07 gr

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    Theological point: in the Christian religion, Saint Christopher is a tall, strong man who settles on the banks of a tumultuous river. One day, a child comes along and the man decides to help him cross the river, carrying him on his shoulders. Gradually, the child becomes heavier and heavier to carry. The big man thought his time had come, so difficult was the crossing, but miraculously he reached the other bank. It was there that the child revealed his name and mission. This is why Saint Christopher is traditionally portrayed as a bent and exhausted man, sometimes leaning on his staff. He is the patron saint of travelers, soldiers and truckers.

  • art nouveau december in goldpendentif mois de décembre en or
    690,00

    Art Nouveau December medal in 18 karat (750) pink and green gold. Rare December pendant decorated with mistletoe leaves and set in the centre with a very dark red cabochon imitation stone. The month “December” is inscribed in openwork gold at the top of the pendant. Antique pendant from the early 20th century, Art Nouveau period.

    Eagle head hallmark, illegible goldsmith’s hallmark, “registered” mark.

    Dimensions (including clasp): 2.8 cm x 2 cm

    Condition: scratches from use and oxidation

    Weight : 1.38 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • médaille ancienne dropsy
    950,00

    Saint Christopher DROPSY medal in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Art Nouveau medal depicting Saint Christopher helping the infant Jesus to cross a river. The reverse bears the initials “CE” and the inscription “11 June 1914”. Antique religious medal, circa 1910, Emile Dropsy, France.

    Eagle head hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark, signed E.Dropsy.

    Dimensions (with clasp): 25 mm x 19 mm

    Condition : scratches from use

    Weight : 2.50 gr

    About Emile Dropsy (1848-1923): a French engraver and medal-maker, Emile Dropsy finished his studies at the age of thirty and began making medals under the guidance of Ferdinand Levillain. For a long time, he devoted himself to creating religious medals, which were very popular with the public.

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • Médaille art nouveau vierge mariemédaille ancienne religieuse en or
    700,00

    Sancta Maria Dropsy Medal pendant in yellow gold 18 karats (750). Christian pendant with the profile of the Virgin Mary, bearing the inscription “Sancta Maria” on the outline. On the reverse side of the medal, a flower garland adorns the pendant with the initials “MAM” and the date “30 May 1929”. Medal signed Emile Dropsy and Lucien Coudray (Marie Alexandre), French religious pendant, circa 1900.

    Signed E. Dropsy and LC on both sides

    Dimensions (including the clasp) : 28 mm x 20 mm
    Diameter : 20 mm

    Condition : scratches from use

    Weight : 4.37 gr

    *The antique box and the chain are not sold with the jewel*
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  • pendentif art nouveau en orgold flower pendant in gold
    450,00

    Antique Art Nouveau medal in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Art Nouveau pendant bearing the inscription “1915” in an openwork frame decorated with flowers in the typical Art Nouveau style. The reverse side of the medal is inscribed “Souvenir des Blessés” (Remembrance of the Wounded), in homage to the soldiers victims of the Great War. Antique medal pendant, dating from the late Art Nouveau period, 1915.

    Horse head hallmark (1838-1919) and illegible goldsmith’s hallmark

    Dimensions : 28 mm (including the bail) x 21 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 2.28 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • pendentif style art nouveau en émail plique a jourplique a jour enamel medal pendant
    530,00

    Pendant stained glass enamel in yellow gold 18 karats. Circular medallion decorated with translucent enamel or “plique-a-jour”. The decorative enamel pattern consists of a coat of arms in the center, decorated with small blue and green diamonds. It is surrounded by yellow and orange flames. Medallion pendant mid 20th century, in an Art Nouveau style.

    Eagle’s head hallmark and partially legible goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Dimensions : 38 mm (including the clasp) x 30 mm

    Condition : Light wears

    Weight : 5.12 gr

    *L’écrin ancien n’est pas vendu avec le bijou*
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