Antique Spanish Our Lady of Mount Carmel Medal
This antique Spanish Our Lady of Mount Carmel medal is a true masterpiece. The medallion is composed of solid silver and features a lovely high relief depiction of Mother Mary and The Child Jesus. The reverse is artfully engraved with initials that appear to be CV (the "C" most likely for "Carmen"). The date July 16, 1912 is engraved underneath the initials.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or Virgin of Carmel, is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid-13th century. They built in the midst of their hermitages a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the "Lady of the place."
Our Lady of Mount Carmel´s patronage includes: Carmelites, Chile, Bolivia, Catemaco, Aylesford, Roraima, Birkirkara, Jaboticabal, Valletta, Pernambuco, Villalba, Hatillo, Higuerote, Carlopoli, protection from harm, protection from dangerous situations, deliverance from Purgatory
1.25"W x 1.50"L (including the loop and bail).
14.75 grams (quite substantial)
Included with the medal is a 19 inch sterling silver chain.
material - acid tested silver of 800/100' or higher