Discover our selection of 5 gold-plated metal souvenir medals that will enrich your collection.
After being meticulously designed and sculpted, the metal flanks are stamped and cut to shape.
This set consists of 5 pieces (1 design per piece).
Learn more about the representations of the souvenir medals:
Medal depicting the Virgin and Child:
This medal represents the Virgin and Child, also known as the Virgin of the Pillar or "Our Lady," located at the entrance of the choir of Notre-Dame Cathedral.
This statue of the Virgin dates back to the 14th century. Initially venerated in the former Saint-Aignan chapel on the Île de la Cité, it was integrated into the cathedral's facade to replace the Virgin destroyed during the revolution. Viollet-le-Duc later placed it in the transept of the building, on the right side, where an altar dedicated to Mary had always been located. The statue is then prayed to under the name of "Notre-Dame de Paris," and it was near this location that the writer Paul Claudel suddenly converted on Christmas Day 1886.
Medal depicting Pope Francis and Saint John Paul II:
Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, born on December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, is an Argentine clergyman, the current Bishop of Rome, head of state of the Vatican, and the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis upon his election on March 13, 2013. He was previously the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Bergoglio is the first Pope from the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the first non-European Pope since Syrian Pope Gregory III in the 8th century, and the first Pope from the Americas. He also chose the name Francis in memory of Francis of Assisi.
Saint John Paul II: Karol Józef Wojtyła, born on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice (Poland), and died on April 2, 2005, in the Vatican, was a Polish priest, Bishop, and then Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal, elected as the 264th Pope of the Catholic Church on October 16, 1978, taking the name John Paul II. He was canonized in 2014.
Medal depicting the western facade of Notre-Dame Cathedral:
The construction of the western facade began in 1200 during the episcopate of Eudes de Sully. It continued with Bishop Guillaume d'Auvergne, counselor and confessor of Saint Louis. The construction was completed with the northern tower in 1240 and the southern tower in 1250. Several architects succeeded in its realization. The construction of the western facade was meticulously planned, as it serves several functions: the entrance for the faithful, the entrance of western light, the shelter, and the sound diffusion of the bells in the towers.
Medal depicting Notre-Dame Cathedral as seen from the Seine:
A magnificent representation of Notre-Dame seen from the Seine, showcasing its majestic facade from the front to its apse.
Medal depicting Notre-Dame Cathedral with a view of the apse:
A view of Notre-Dame taken from the apse side, against a starry sky.
Learn more about the medal artisan:
The workshops of our artisan, established in 1833 and based in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France, are a reference in the creation, design, and manufacturing of medals.
They are part of the "Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivants" (Living Heritage Companies) and are signatories of the Responsible Jewellery Council certification.
The workshops encompass various artisanal and technological expertise in the production of jewelry items.
They have diversified their offerings and adopted new technologies to create jewelry, medals, and other objects. The artisans of the company, including designers, engineers, medalists, jewelers, and goldsmiths, work together in modern workshops. Our artisan now plays a significant role in passing down their French know-how to future generations.
More about the products:
✔ Diameter of the medals: 34 mm
✔ Gold-plated finish
✔ Weight: 15.8g per medal
✔ Artisanal manufacturing
✔ Made in France
✔ Exclusive to Notre-Dame de Paris
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