Medal (presumably souvenir) of Mission San Miguel Arcángel near San Luis Obispo, California*.
Design: Obverse: Image in extreme and sharp relief of the mission building in its setting (crisply detailed). Perimeter script "Mission San Miguel Arcangel Founded 1797". Reverse: Perimeter script: "Altar of the All-Seeing Eye of God" and sharp sculpted in fine detail, high relief of the altar. Plain edge. Dimension: ca. 42mm diameter. Weight: 36g. Condition: Near Mint, brilliant surface and fields, very subtle age patina.
This is a substantial ("meaty") medallion with impressively sculpted and high definition striking -- wonderful eye appeal.
*Mission San Miguel Arcángel is a Spanish mission in San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California. It was established on July 25, 1797 by the Franciscan order on a site chosen specifically due to the large number of Salinan Indians that inhabited the area, whom the Spanish priests wanted to evangelize..
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