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SALE: Antique French Angels and Dove Communion Medal, A Rare Talisman for the Passionate, offered by RusticGypsyCreations

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Originally $78...

Offered here is a most lovely and rare antique french communion medal. Hallmarked for silver on the bale, this medal features the lovely detailing of angels and the Saint Esprit or holy dove.

The medal states that this person made its first communion on the date 4 May, 1879. There are initials in the panel...they may be AV. To me it looks like AM or Ave Maria. The detailing is so fine and lovely.

The bottom of the medal reads: and was confirmed...there is no inscription here.

The back of the medal is quite interesting. There is a scene of the communion, and states that this is a souvenir of the 1st communion. Surrounding the scene is a buckled belt or garter.

In Victorian symbolic language the meaning of this is that of a serpent or ouroboros.

According to Lord Hayden Peters the buckle "is much like the serpent, it represents eternity, fidelity/loyalty, strength and protection. As the symbol curves around and threads back into itself, creating an eternal loop, it threads through the buckle and tightly overlaps itself."

Yet this potent symbol goes back even further and is also known as 'The Buckle or Girdle of Isis'. Merriam Webster's dictionary defines gird(ed) as: "to encircle or (positively) bind with a flexible band (so as to support); to provide and equip, esp. to invest and infuse (with vital force); to prepare for action--to gird one's loins."

Measures 34mm or 1 & 3/8 inches
Originally $78...

Offered here is a most lovely and rare antique french communion medal. Hallmarked for silver on the bale, this medal features the lovely detailing of angels and the Saint Esprit or holy dove.

The medal states that this person made its first communion on the date 4 May, 1879. There are initials in the panel...they may be AV. To me it looks like AM or Ave Maria. The detailing is so fine and lovely.

The bottom of the medal reads: and was confirmed...there is no inscription here.

The back of the medal is quite interesting. There is a scene of the communion, and states that this is a souvenir of the 1st communion. Surrounding the scene is a buckled belt or garter.

In Victorian symbolic language the meaning of this is that of a serpent or ouroboros.

According to Lord Hayden Peters the buckle "is much like the serpent, it represents eternity, fidelity/loyalty, strength and protection. As the symbol curves around and threads back into itself, creating an eternal loop, it threads through the buckle and tightly overlaps itself."

Yet this potent symbol goes back even further and is also known as 'The Buckle or Girdle of Isis'. Merriam Webster's dictionary defines gird(ed) as: "to encircle or (positively) bind with a flexible band (so as to support); to provide and equip, esp. to invest and infuse (with vital force); to prepare for action--to gird one's loins."

Measures 34mm or 1 & 3/8 inches

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(831)
Reviewed by yamaluinc
5 out of 5 stars
May 17, 2018
This bracelet is absolutely so sleek and perfectly blends to the touch of the wrist...simply exquisite in its own right.
SALE: Antique Niello Bracelet, Tribal Victorian Beauty, offered by RusticGypsyCreations

Reviewed by ebenezer26
5 out of 5 stars
May 15, 2018
Delicate, beautiful necklace. Excellent seller. Thank you.
RESERVED/SOLD LISTING: Antique Victorian Gothic Bat Gargoyle & French Fob Rosary Necklace, by RusticGypsyCreations

Reviewed by yamaluinc
5 out of 5 stars
May 15, 2018
Wow! What a patina! Just cannot figure out what to do with it; i.e, gift it or keep it. It is a super disc. Love it. Thank you.
Antique French Lady Victory Medallion, Talisman for the Passionate Woman, offered by RusticGypsyCreations

Reviewed by Harley Seibert
5 out of 5 stars
May 13, 2018
Wonderful seller to work with. Very communicative. Good quality of product. Good timing on shipping. Great experience, would purchase from them again.
Antique French Lion Paw Amulet, Talisman for the Passionate, by RusticGypsyCreations

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All items are guaranteed. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of item to make arrangements for credit in my shop or refund,depending upon our agreement. In returning the purchased item, buyer will pay return shipping charges.

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In shipping, all items are packaged with the utmost care to ensure safe delivery. I take a lot of time with preparing my packages for the buyer. My experience with the post has been wonderful. In the US, packages will be sent with tracking, and are fully insured.

Please make sure your shipping information is clear and correct. I value buyer/seller relationship and want to collaborate to the utmost to ensure your package reaching you. YET PLEASE KNOW I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS ONCE THEY HAVE LEFT MY POSSESSION. Nor is Rustic Gypsy Creations liable for any lost or stolen shipments. All my packages in the US are insured, so should anything like this occur, we are protected through the Postal Service and will go through that process of reimbursement.

On International Shipping: I am open to international requests for shipping, however, I do not offer world wide shipping due to various customs and practices in mail handling. I ship all international packages 'registered and insured' or 'world-wide guaranteed' for this protects the buyer and myself. Due to the nature of the rare, antique items I create with, it is essential for me to have these treasures protected.

With international shipping, please know Rustic Gypsy Creations is not responsible for packages impacted by the buyers customs and their processes. Thank you!
In shipping, all items are packaged with the utmost care to ensure safe delivery. I take a lot of time with preparing my packages for the buyer. My experience with the post has been wonderful. In the US, packages will be sent with tracking, and are fully insured.

Please make sure your shipping information is clear and correct. I value buyer/seller relationship and want to collaborate to the utmost to ensure your package reaching you. YET PLEASE KNOW I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS ONCE THEY HAVE LEFT MY POSSESSION. Nor is Rustic Gypsy Creations liable for any lost or stolen shipments. All my packages in the US are insured, so should anything like this occur, we are protected through the Postal Service and will go through that process of reimbursement.

On International Shipping: I am open to international requests for shipping, however, I do not offer world wide shipping due to various customs and practices in mail handling. I ship all international packages 'registered and insured' or 'world-wide guaranteed' for this protects the buyer and myself. Due to the nature of the rare, antique items I create with, it is essential for me to have these treasures protected.

With international shipping, please know Rustic Gypsy Creations is not responsible for packages impacted by the buyers customs and their processes. Thank you!

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I would like to speak to convos and feedback. During my time with Etsy, I have enjoyed these two mediums immensely. Convos are a wonderful way to ask questions and seek to get your creative ideas and needs met. Feedback is a great way to share your appreciation and experience of the purchasing exchange. It is nutriment for the artist, and helps future buyers get to know the artist. Feedback also gives both the purchaser and supplier a way to achieve closure on their interaction. I ask that if my buyers are not happy with any element of our interaction that they contact me with this information. I appreciate the opportunity to resolve any issues before a buyer would leave negative feedback on my Etsy account. Let's be respectful with one another in this creative process!

SALE: Antique French Angels and Dove Communion Medal, A Rare Talisman for the Passionate, offered by RusticGypsyCreations

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: silver
  • Feedback: 831 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people
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