FUR TRADE CROSS (CROSS OF LORRAINE) – France (1.5 in.) – ECRO.787

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Description

FUR TRADE CROSS – ‘CROSS OF LORRAINE’: This old heraldic cross design brought to what is now known as North American and Canada by the Jesuits from about the 17c on. The intention was to give them to the Indians as they taught them about the true God.

The fur traders discovered that the Indians took great pride in wearing them, not necessarily because of their religious ties. The fur traders recognized their value in trading beaver pelts with the Indians so soon the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post began to have the French Lorraine crosses made by locals for trade. Beaver fur was highly sought after in Europe for making hats for the gentry.

Part of our Equatoria Collection.


ABOUT OUR MEDALS: All medals on our site are hand cast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina.


PRICING MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE: (pricing determined by gram wt at time of casting)

BRONZE = $8  (shown left)
STERLING = $29  (shown right)

(actual size: 1.5 in. H x .8750 in. W)

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE: (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)

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