VINTAGE FOLGOET MEDALLION Vintage Religious Medal Our Lady of Folgoet Our Lady of The Madman of The Woods Our Lady of Fool of The Woods

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As the story goes, the story of O.L. of Folgoet started in the 15th century but she was finally crowned by the church in a bascilica in Brittany in the late 1880s.

A gentleman named Salaun lived in the town and was thought of as a simpleton because he could only say two words: Ave Maria. When he died under a tree he was buried on the spot, and from the grave grew a beautiful lily that had Ave Maria inscribed on the petals. Hence, Our Lady of Folgoet or "Our Lady of the Madman of the Woods".

Unusual piece, to say the least.

COLOR: aluminum
MEASUREMENTS: app 1-1/4" with loop
CONDITION: vintage/excellent

ONE MEDAL

Old aluminum medals? Not cheap and new?

Indeed! Due to the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more valuable than gold or silver through most of the 1800s. In the early 1900s the refinement was simplified, and aluminum became an inexpensive material. In the religious world, this meant that small devotionals were obtainable by anyone, even if they could not afford precious metals. Most of the aluminum pieces we offer for sale are extremely vintage, even antique. Some bear the original foundry markings, and most have come from Europe. Aluminum is lovely for its durability and ability to hold intricate detail. Being lightweight and shiny is not an indication of compromised quality, but rather an early alternative to heavier more costly metals.

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Old aluminum medallions? Not cheap and new?

Indeed! Due to the complexities of refining aluminum from ore, aluminum was considered more valuable than gold or silver through most of the 1800s. In the early 1900s the refinement was simplified, and aluminum became an inexpensive material. In the religious world, this meant that small devotionals were obtainable by anyone, even if they could not afford precious metals.

Most of the aluminum pieces we offer for sale are extremely vintage, even antique. Some bear the original foundry markings, and most have come from Europe.

Aluminum is lovely for its durability and ability to hold intricate detail. Being lightweight and shiny is not an indication of compromised quality, but rather an early alternative to heavier more costly metals.

DISCLAIMER: These items are NOT intended for use by children.

Intended solely for collecting and crafting, many of these vintage items have very small or potentially brittle parts, and were manufactured in an era before modern child safety laws existed. Please exercise common sense and caution, always supervise children and vulnerable adults with both small and breakable items.

Likewise, flammable items such as incense are not to be ingested and are to be used only as intended, under constant supervision.

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