Souvenir medal or token from Lourdes, France, maker not marked, possibly French, 2013

Made:
2013 in France
maker:
Unknown
Group shot of 2014-498 and 2014-499 Souvenir medals or tokens from Lourdes, France, maker not marked, possibly French,

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Group shot of 2014-498 and 2014-499 Souvenir medals or tokens from Lourdes, France, maker not marked, possibly French,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Souvenir medal or token from Lourdes, France, maker not marked, possibly French, 2013. This brass-coloured medal or token shows on one side a representation of Our Lady of Lourdes and on the other a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI. It was purchased from one of the innumerable small shops in Lourdes, France, on 4th or 5th July 2013, four months after Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly resigned after eight years in office. Author and maker unknown.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
2014-498
type:
medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Phil Loring