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Vintage medals: a large choice in our selection

Vintage medals are on trend and are inexpensive and often appreciated gift ideas. Whether they are made to celebrate an event, show faith or offer protection, our vintage medals are all of high quality and very varied. Browse on these pages all these models of medals to find the one you are looking for!

The medal: an old jewel with various uses

The medal finds its origins in the Roman Empire where it was mainly used to commemorate events. It was also often a coin minted on a very specific occasion and then worn as a pendant around the neck. It was also sometimes set with various more or less precious stones.

With the birth of Christianity, it will commemorate religious holidays and will become more and more offered for certain occasions such as the baptism medal offered in wealthy families from the beginning of the Middle Ages.

During the Renaissance it was also used to celebrate personalities, whose profile portraits were engraved directly on the medal. It becomes an artistic object and price differences appear depending on the medalist artist who worked to make the object.

Today, except in the world of sport or military commemorations, the medal remains an object of art and of course a vintage jewelry which is often passed down in families. The religious meaning (commemoration or protection) still represents a good part of the medals produced, but there are more and more of them which are engraved to signify attention, a message, a memory or simply for the artistic gesture.

It has become quite easy to find vintage medals, but the quality remains quite disparate. Our selection that you will find here is above all qualitative and only presents vintage medals in excellent conservation and having an artistic, religious or commemorative interest.

A huge selection of vintage medals

For all those who are looking for a quality vintage medal, our platform allows you to make a real choice between many models.

Many of these medals have a religious connotation with representations of the Virgin very mainly, but also of various saints and also of Christ. Some are typically vintage baptism medals, but also commemoration of miracles such as the medals of the Virgin in Lourdes or vintage protection medals (Saint Christopher for travel, for example).

You will also find many models of the famous love medallions signed Augis which figuratively include the verses "more than yesterday and less than tomorrow". They have been around since 1905 and are still very popular as gifts for couples./p>

There are also vintage medals dedicated to the horoscope and featuring various astrological signs. Finally, some various medals from the Monnaie de Paris are also included in this selection.

Most of these vintage medals are made of yellow gold, but some are rose gold or feature mother-of-pearl and various enamels. All are carefully selected by our experts.