Early 1940's Vintage Medal the Byzantine Christ in Solid 18K Gold Early 1940's Vintage Medal the Byzantine Christ in Solid 18K Gold Click images to enlarge Description Presented here is a solid 18 K Gold medal of Jesus Christ is what is called the byzantine Christ.This medal has been designed by Frederic Brasier soon after he joined Edmond Becker in 1938. ( see here below)The Byzantine Christ is a Christ in glory, that is, the artistic representation of Jesus Christ in his glorious body as opposed to the more human representations of Christ suffering the passion on the crucifix, or that of the infant Jesus.This model of Christ spreads from the ninth century, and remains mainly used in Byzantine art, whether in the interior decorations of religious buildings (frescoes of the ancient basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Cathedral of Cefalù and the Palatine Chapel of Monreale in Sicily ...)Ideal gift for a birth, a baptism or a communionFrench Hallmark of eagle's head is clearly visible - this is the 18 K gold French hallmark . Maker hallmark and BECKER signature also present. ( see explanation here below)Diameter of the medal excluding bail is : 19 mm -- Its weight is 3.60 gramsPictures are an intrinsic part of the descriptionEDMOND BECKERFirst hand at Cartier, Frédéric Brasier, artisan goldsmith, joined forces in 1938 with Edmond Becker, to found the company Becker-Brasier manufacturing exclusively medals. Michel brasier, son of Frédéric Brasier, whose pride is to have been also a student of Becker, studied jewelry and worked for a few years in Cartier workshops. In 1966 he received the direction of the Becker-Brasier workshops. Since 2003 it is the company Saga which continues the manufacture and the distribution of these medals which undoubtedly can be regarded as the most beautiful religious medals by their delicacy of execution and the rendering of the expressions. Saga will have brought its expertise in the field of precious metallurgy and its know-how in jewelry.==== FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ====My selling principle is : " SATISFACTION OR REFUND " AND IT APPLIES 100 %.I am ready to refund in totality any item sold by me if you are not fully satisfied with your purchase.NO QUESTIONS ASKED - NO CONDITIONSBUY WITH COMPLETE CONFIDENCE Condition: Used Payment Paypal Paypal: Paypal is the form of payment that I preffer and which allows me to ship your items immediately . Please use it ! Payment Policy: PayPal: Paypal is the form of payment that I preffer and which allows me to ship your items immediately . Please use it ! Shipping Domestic shipping: Fixed Shipping Charges.International shipping: Fixed Shipping Charges. Shipping Carrier Domestic International Shipping Locations Standard$0.00-- Intl Standard-$0.00WorldwideI will ship to:Switzerland, Worldwide IMPORTANT
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