Vintage 14K GOLD Religious Charm, Pendant or Medal - Saint Therese * St Thérèse of Lisieux
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AGE: C.1950/1960 or so
ITEM: Found with the small shepherd hooks I currently have on offer, here's a small religious charm or medal with a front depicting Saint Therese aka St Thérèse of Lisieux. The back of the medal is plain.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 14K at the back of the piece
SIZE: Without the bale, the piece measures 5/8" x 5/8" high.
WEIGHT: 1.9 grams
SAINT THERESA: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin (2 January 1873 – 30 September 1897), also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply "The Little Flower". Together with Saint Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the Catholic Church.
Thérèse felt an early call to religious life, and overcoming various obstacles, in 1888 at the early age of 15, she became a nun and joined two of her elder sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, having fulfilled various offices such as sacristan and assistant to the novice mistress, and having spent her last eighteen months in Carmel in a night of faith, she died at aged 24, following a slow and painful fight against tuberculosis. (Wikipedia)
FINAL COMMENTS: Add a jump ring and add to a charm bracelet or add a bale and add to a chain!
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