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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2382. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $3100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARMENIA. Marriage gold medal with suspension loop. Circa 18-19th century. AV Ø 33 mm (6.86 gm). Iconic bust of St. Gregory the Illuminator to front, wearing ornamental vestment, mitre and holding crook; within square surrounded by four scrolls / Façade with three towers and inner sanctuary of the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. Sarkissian, ANJ 15, 1989, pp. 132-133. Toned, good VF. ($500)

From the Manuel Panossian Collection.

For an in depth discussion on the marriage medals see: H. Sarkissiam, A group of Armenian religious medals of the eighteenth through twentieth century, Armenian Numismatic Journal 15, 1989, pp. 126-137.