This is a lovely vintage (almost antique!) French heavy continental silver pierced work medal featuring a running race, and surrounded by art nouveau styling and a garland of oak leaves. On the rear it is engraved as a prize for H. Hue in 1922, for 'speed' in the French Athletics Championships of 1922.
I've collected a lot of silver fobs, including sporting ones, over the years, but I only have a few from France. I particularly like them as they are so stylish and decorative. All very typical of the French 'art nouveau' era of the early 20th century, and sporting prize medals. It would make a lovely pendant or fob. I have worn them on a long thick silver chain made of 2 converted watch chains.
Hallmark: The medal/pendant/fob bears a French 'punch' hallmark on the left front side of the bail, indicative of 'Continental Silver' - between 800-900 parts silver - as used in France during this time.
Condition: The front and rear silver surfaces of the pendant do show multiple small scratches - general 'aged patina' - but no dents, holes or dings. It is a very solid medal. It has not been cleaned. Any discolouration could be cleaned off, if desired.
Dimensions: the medal/pendant/fob has a total hanging length of 1.75 inches (4.5cm) including the jump ring, and is 1.25 inches (3cm) wide. It weighs a heavy 11 grams.
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