Silver Mother Mary Medal signed Penin & Poncet
Vintage Immaculate Conception medal in hallmarked silver and signed Penin Poncet. This absolutely stunning solid silver medal features a depiction of The Blessed Mother Virgin Mary with a Latin inscription around the border which translates to "
"Queen conceived without original sin pray for us".
On the reverse are regal profiles of Pope Pius IX and Pope Pius X. Underneath is a Latin inscription dedicated to the Dogma of The Immaculate Conception (proclaimed on December 8, 1854) by Pope Pius IX and the date 1904.
In 1904 Pope Pius X granted permission for diocesan seminarians to attend the College of St. Thomas.
- weight - 7.50 grams
- measurements - 1" x 1.15" (including the loop and bail)
- Punchmarked for silver purity
- Floats from a new 19" silver chain
- Circa 1950s
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.