This lovely, French antique silver (unmarked but tested) medal is one I have never come across before. It dates to the nineteenth century . The theme is the protection afforded by the Guardian Angel and St. Joseph. So there are fine images on both sides.
The oval medal measures 1 and 3/8” (3.5cms) long, including the ring, by 1 and 1/8” (2.8cms) across. It weighs a substantial 12.7 grams.
On the front is a raised image of the Guardian Angel, St Gabriel, with a child. Around the edge are the words in Latin ‘Angelis Suis Mandavit DE Te’ – He has entrusted you to the care of his angels.
On the reverse is another finely sculpted image of the St Joseph with the Child Jesus. There is another inscription –Ite Ad Joseph’ - Go to Joseph.
At the top is a very solid ring , slightly damaged at the top but still good to use.
This medal is in remarkably good condition for its age with only the slightest signs of use. It is extremely rare so don’t miss it! It will arrive in a gift box,
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