Petite Antique French Saint Joan Medal
Petite antique French Saint Joan of Arc medal featuring a regal profile of St Joan in her armour holding her Sacred sword. On her head rests a crown of laurel symbolic of victory and strength. Eight petite Cross of Lorraine symbols float in the background.
The reverse side of the medallion is equally stunning - featuring the banner she proudly wielded upon arriving in Orléans. On the banner is a high relief depiction of her coat of arms. Exquisite Art Nouveau lilies representing purity and devotion wrap gracefully around the banner. On the left of the border is her date of birth and on the right the date of her passing. The top of the medallion marks the date 1429 when Joan went to Vaucouleurs where she gained the respect of the people. The last date, Rome 1909 is her beatification.
.60"W x .70"L (including the loop and bail)
medal weight 1.65g (very petite)
hallmarked for silver on the loop
Floats from a new 19 inch sterling silver chain.
Her patronage includes:
France; martyrs; captives; military personnel; people ridiculed for their piety; prisoners; soldiers, women who have served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service); and Women's Army Corps
Circa early 1900s