C.1900 Gold Tone Religious Medal - Bringing Christianity to Africa & Asia
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AGE: C.1900 or so
ITEM: Found in France, here's a gold tone, maybe more brass tone than gold, religious medal featuring the Virgin Mary to the front (Miraculous Medal) and Jesus among children to the back. At the bottom where Jesus stands are written AFRICA and ASIA. I think this medal is meant to represent missionaries bringing Christianity to these regions.
Around the edge of the front o f the medal reads " Virgo Maria ora pro Nobis et pro Miseris Parvulis Infidelibus"; the back reads " Sinitie Parvulos Venire Ad Me - Sancta Enfantia".
METAL CONTENT: Gold Tone/Brass
HALLMARKS: None I can spot.
SIZE: 11/16" high/wide
WEIGHT: 1.2 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Ready to be used once more!
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