Antique Art Nouveau Mother Mary Medal
This outstanding antique French silver Lourdes medallion is a rare treasure. The silver medallion depicts The Blessed Mother Virgin Mary in an ornate Art Nouveau frame. She is highlighted with an otherworldly rose gold finish.
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in honour of the Marian apparitions that are claimed to have occurred in 1858 in the vicinity of Lourdes in France. The first of these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when 14 year-old Bernadette Soubirous told her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend.
The patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes includes:
Lourdes, France, Quezon City, Tagaytay, Barangay Granada of Bacolod, Daegu, South Korea, Tennessee, Diocese of Lancaster, bodily ills, sick people, protection from diseases
The medal measures .65" W x 1.30"L (including the loop and bail).
Cleaned and polished
weight - 3 grams
Punchmarked on the loop for silver purity.
The medal was procured cleaned and polished to a shine, an oxidized patina will develop over time.
Floats from a new 19" sterling silver chain.