This lovely St. Christopher 18 carat gold medal or charm is French. St Christopher is ,of course, the patron saint of travellers so medals like this are often gifted to people who travel a lot.
It measures 13/16” (2.1cms) across and weighs 2.5 grams.
The shiny, scalloped edge is shiny gold. It encloses a lovely modernist image of St Christopher with the Christ Child on his shoulder as he wades across the river. The gold has a lovely matt finish, contrasting beautifully with the textured background.
The top ring bears the French eagle head hallmark for 18 carat gold as well as a maker’s mark. There is a bail attached for a chain.
The reverse is inscribed ‘Christophe’ and the date ’28-4-74’.
This charming piece is in fine vintage condition. It will arrive in a gift box.
French 18K Gold St Christopher Medal or Pendant