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Vintage medals: a large choice in our selection

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

The medal: an ancient jewel with various uses

The medal has its origins in the Roman Empire where it was mainly used to commemorate events. It was also often a coin struck during a second-hand very precise and which was 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 festivals and will become increasingly 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 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 transmitted in families. The religious meaning (commemoration or protection) still represents a good part of the medals produced, but there are more and more which are engraved to signify an attention, a message, a memory or quite 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 artistic, religious or commemorative interest.

A huge choice of vintage medals

For all people 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 mainly of the Virgin, but also of various saints and also of Christ. Some are typically vintage baptismal medals, but also commemoration of miracles such as the medals of the Virgin at Lourdes or even vintage protection medals (Saint Christopher for travel for example).

You will also find many models of the famous love medals branded Augis which figuratively include the lines “more than yesterday and less than tomorrow”. They have existed since 1905 and are still very popular as gifts among couples./p>

We will also find vintage medals dedicated to the horoscope and featuring various astrological signs. Finally, some various medals from the Mint of Paris also appear 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.


Do you want to sell a medal that you no longer wear? Did you know ? You can sell your jewelry on 58 Facettes. We offer a free consignment service for your jewelry, fast and smooth. We offer you a service for the resale of your jewelry, or to have a medal appraised or valued.

Our experts authenticate your jewelry, then we take care of taking photos, describing the jewelry and putting it online on our site, highlighting it on our social networks and in our showroom. Everything is done to sell your jewelry quickly at the best price.

For more information, please see details at: Sell a Jewel .

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