Vintage St Giles Medal with Caravaca Cross
This vintage Spanish duo features an ornate Caravaca Cross and a Saint Giles medal with The Blessed Mother Virgin Mary on the reverse.
- The medal and cross float from a new 19" sterling silver chain and are detachable
- The Caravaca Cross measures - .70"W x 1.40"L (including the loop and bail)
- The Saint Giles medal measures .85"W x 1.69"L (including the loop and bail)
- circa 1950-1960
- Acid tested for silver purity of 800/1000
The Caravaca cross has a long history dating back to the 14th century in Spain. The cross is considered a good luck symbol. It is said that the original Caravaca cross appeared miraculously in the Spanish town of Caravaca during the 14th century containing a fragment of the True Cross upon which Jesus was crucified.