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Bronze FRENCH Saint JOAN of ARC Sports Medal BANNER Crystal Beads NECKLACE FGSPF-n-jabnn

From our solid Bronze Collection....
A Single strand of Bronze and Jet black faceted Crystal beads, upon which is draped a Solid Bronze Saint Joan of Arc Banner Medal, cast from the original Art Nouveau French piece over a century old, this lovely reproduction is hand crafted. We adore the unique shape of this old world medal.

The medal has all of St Joan of Arc's important dates in the Laurel leaf branch (which represents peace) under her profile, her birth, death and when she was Beatified in 1909, the 3rd step in becoming a saint, which she was in 1920. The inscription says, "Pray for France" in french, under the dates.

The reverse of the medal has "FGSPF, see history below. The town of Nantes and the exact date of her beatification.

 We added a Double bead capped Metal and Rhinestone bead for detail.

 Crystal beads are 28", medal is 1.75" L by 7/8' wide.. (Beads can be ordered any length you prefer, please inquire)

The last photo shows 3 separately listed necklaces that look  awe-inspiring together.

Lynn Konrad

History of the medal...

Gymnastics and Sports Federation sponsorships France (FGSPF) is a French sports sports federation founded in 1898 in Paris by Dr. Paul Michaux .

After having to temporarily adopt the title of gymnastics and sports sponsorships Union of France and welcome the women's organization of female sports radius during the Occupation , it finally merged with it in 1947 to become the Sports Federation of France and the Sports and Cultural Federation of France in 1968.

Like its two initial markings clearly show, this is primarily a gymnastics, so competing federation of the Union of Societies of gymnastics France , the latter being close to the Patriotic League and the League of Education that s 'claim both secular or clerical .

The FGSPF also becomes a competitor of the Union of French Societies of Athletic Sports when it comes to worrying about other sports and more particularly soccer , because next to the gym that motivated its creation, it does not take long to choose also it as a sport reference.

His clubs clash of 1904-1914 when France Football Championship FGSPF it organizes.

In 1908 she managed to impose the French Committee Interfederal she created a year earlier as the only federation recognized by the International Federation of Association Football . 

Pin gymnastics and sports sponsorships Federation of France.
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