Zoom Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker - ShopSacredBarcelona
Zoom Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker - ShopSacredBarcelona

Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker

US$274.00
Rare Art Nouveau French Vercingetorix medal signed Becker. This outstanding 18 karat gold-filled stunner depicts the stately Gallic warrior Vercingetorix. On the reverse is the Coq Gaulois along with the inscription “Gallia” and maker´s mark. Designed by French engraver, medallist and sculptor Edmond Henri Becker (1871-1971).

Circa early 1900s

Measurements - 1" x 1.25" (including the loop and bail)

Weight - 4.75 grams

The medal floats from a new iridescent 18K gold plated sterling silver chain (19 inches)

PLEASE NOTE - on the backside of the medallion on the lower left are scratch marks and slight discolouration

VERCINGETORIX: The Druid King "Vercingetorix" (82 BC – 46 BC) was a chieftain of the Arverni tribe. He was the man responsible for uniting the Gauls in a revolt against Roman forces during the last phase of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. However, in a later battle with Caesar, Vercingetorix was captured and held prisoner for five years. In 46 BC, as part of Caesar's triumph, Vercingetorix was paraded through the streets of Rome and then executed by strangulation on Caesar's orders. The French, to this day, consider Vercingetorix a hero and have statues around the country in his honor.

Gaul (Latin: Gallia) was the name of the country now known as France. During the Iron Age and Roman era, Gaul encompassed present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and parts of Switzerland, Northern Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. During the period of the French Third Republic (1870 to 1940), the authorities often referred to France as "our old Gallic nation".

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Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker - ShopSacredBarcelona

Art Nouveau Vercingetorix Medal, Signed Becker

US$274.00
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