Zoom Antique French Saint Hubert Medal - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Antique French Saint Hubert Medal - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Antique French Saint Hubert Medal - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Antique French Saint Hubert Medal - ShopSacredBarcelona

Antique French Saint Hubert Medal

US$325.00
This absolutely stunning antique French St Hubert medal is filled with spiritual details on both sides and hallmarked for French Fix. The medallion is signed LO Mattei (French sculptor and medalist Louis Octave Mattei).

The medallion measures 1"W x 160"L (including the loop and bail)

weight 5.70 gram

Floats from a new 18k gold plated silver chain

There are time worn areas of fading gold gilt (primary near the top and the bail), however it does not detract from the overall beauty of this mini sculptural masterpiece.

The French “Fix” process is rolled gold, in which a “sandwich” consisting of a plate of copper between two thin plates of gold is compressed between rollers to the required thickness and then stamped into the form of the jewel. Companies such as Murat, Fix and Oria, founded in 1847, 1823 and 1867 respectively, specialised in high quality rolled gold jewellery. For the first time in history the public could wear a jewel that looked like it was made of gold, and the demand was strong during the mid-nineteenth century onwards in France.

Saint Hubert´s patronage includes:
hunters, mathematicians, opticians and metalworkers

Saint Hubertus or Hubert (c. 656–727 AD) became Bishop of Liège in 708 AD. He was a Christian saint who was the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. Known as the Apostle of the Ardennes, he was called upon, until the early 20th century, to cure rabies through the use of the traditional St Hubert's Key. Saint Hubertus was widely venerated during the Middle Ages. The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of Saint Eustace. The Bollandists published seven early lives of Hubertus (Acta Sanctorum, November, i., 759–930 AD); the first of these was the work of a contemporary, though it is very sparing of details. He died 30 May 727 AD in or near a place called (in Latin) Fura. In the later Middle Ages this place was identified as Tervuren near Brussels, Belgium, but recent scholarship considers Voeren/Fourons, between Maastricht and Liège, the likelier place. His feast day is November 3.
Antique French Saint Hubert Medal - ShopSacredBarcelona

Antique French Saint Hubert Medal

US$325.00
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