Zoom Antique Enamel Saint Cecilia Medal
Zoom Antique Enamel Saint Cecilia Medal
Zoom Antique Enamel Saint Cecilia Medal

Antique Enamel Saint Cecilia Medal

US$425.00
This very rare antique Saint Cecilia Catacombs medallion is in good condition with no chips or cracks in the enamel. The latin inscription on the front (ut non confundar fiat cor meum immaculatum) translates to "Let my heart be undefiled, that I be not ashamed". The reverse is full of spiritual symbolism including an ethereal Holy Spirit, wheat and an anchor. During ancient Christian times the anchor was often found in the epitaphs of the catacombs and is known to represent salvation, hope and safety. Wheat represents charity and love. The harvesting of wheat is a sign of advanced love and charity, and the field the wheat grows in is representative of the church.

The Catacombs of Callixtus are the largest of the catacombs in Rome and believed to have been created by Pope Callixtus I (patron Saint of cemetery workers).

Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music was buried in the Catacomb of Callixtus.

The medallion measures .80"W x 1.20"L (including the loop and bail). Weight - 4 grams

Floats from a new 19" sterling silver chain

Circa early 1900s

Antique Enamel Saint Cecilia Medal

US$425.00
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