Antique French Saint Marcella Medal
This antique French Saint Marcella medal is is punch marked on the bail for silver purity and floats from a new 19 inch sterling silver chain.
-measures .70"W x 1"L (including the loop and bail)
-weight - 2.90 grams
Saint Marcella was a Christian ascetic in the Byzantine Era. After her husband's early death, she decided to devote the rest of her life to charity, prayer, and mortification of the flesh. She refused to marry Cerealis, the consul, and formed a group of noble ladies to live a life of austerity and asceticism. She was tortured by the Goths looting Rome in 410 to force her to reveal the whereabouts of her wealth, which she had long since given to the poor, was released, but died shortly after, in August. She had a correspondence with St. Jerome in which ahe answered queries she put to him about spiritual matters. Her feast day is January 31st.
She is known as the patron Saint of Noblewomen.