French Mother Mary and Baby Jesus Medal signed Penin Poncet
Stunning French vintage silver medal with a heartwarming depiction of The Blessed Mother Virgin Mary embracing The Holy Child Jesus Christ. The loop is punchmarked for silver purity. On the reverse is a Latin inscription in sculptural font which loosely translates to " Bishop of Mauritius / Priest to The Mother / Most Grateful".
- The medal measures .95" x 1.05" (including the loop and bail)
- weight - 7 grams
- punchmarked for silver purity on the loop
- Circa 1940s
- Floats from a new 19" silver chain
- Antique display box not included
It is signed Penin Poncet. Adolphe Penin (1888-1985) came from a notable Lyons family of medallists. During the early 20th century he worked in Lyons with Jean-Baptiste Poncet. Penin created the design and Poncet engraved it on the metal dies for stamping.