Vintage French Medallion Necklace

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A vintage French medal drops from a necklace made from two vintage watch chains and sterling silver handmade chain.   The medallion design features a six-pointed star inside of a holly wreath, with the center medallion showing Marianne in profile. Marianne has been the national personification of the French Republic since the French Revolution; before this time, Marianne was known as the Goddess of Liberty.

The "Medaille D'Honneur Des Assurances Sociales" was issued in France between 1923 and 1936. 

Details and Materials

  • Sterling silver medal is 1 1/2" in diameter
  • With bail, the medal drops 2 " from the chain
  • Length is 20"
  • Sterling silver, swivel lobster closure