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Noor

What medallion is this?

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Hi all,

 

Could some of you please tell me what medallion is this?


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Thanks! I think it's from the Great War period. Also looks like I found information of her as well with connection to Russia:

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Thank you. A forum member advised me that it is a an orphan's benevolent society benefactor's jeton.

Quality is just amazing! I just realised that the ring is hallmarked. I will make some better close up photos of it later on.

what kind of ribbon it should have, does anybody know?

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13 hours ago, Noor said:

Thank you. A forum member advised me that it is a an orphan's benevolent society benefactor's jeton.

Quality is just amazing! I just realised that the ring is hallmarked. I will make some better close up photos of it later on.

what kind of ribbon it should have, does anybody know?

As usually a golden or siver chain was used.

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Hi all,

Here are some close-ups of the jeton. Just amazing quality!

 

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The heraldic term for the pelican shown is 'a pelican in her piety' and, as Nick says, is a symbol of selfless sacrifice: when no other food is available the female will pierce her own breast and nourish her young with her blood.

This symbol is commonly seen in Catholic churches - on altar cloths and in paintings - and, I suspect may be important in other denominations too.  A really nice piece and a fascinating look into another time!

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