C.1900 MERCURY GLASS Religious Medal from France - St. Bernadette at Lourdes!
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AGE: C.1900 or so
ITEM: From France, one of those wonderful silver and glass covered (aka mercury glass) medals/charms - this one featuring the image of Saint Bernadette and the Virgin Mary to the front (Je Suis L'immacuate Conception) and the Basilica of Notre Dame at Lourdes to the other ((Basilica de Lourdes).
CONDITION: Excellent - seriously, you don't find em like this! Glass is thick on both sides.
METAL CONTENT: Being French, 800 or 900 Silver.
HALLMARKS: One French poincon on the bale denoting silver content.
SIZE: Just shy of 9/16" high (to top of bale) x 7/16" wide.
WEIGHT: .8 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: One of the hardest charms to find as the glass, through the years, tended to take on a lot of nibbles and cracks. Really, this little bit is PRISTINE!
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