This French, silver First Communion medal is larger than normal. It also features a host of angels. It dates to the nineteenth century circa 1880.
It measures 1¼” (3.1cms) across and weighs 6.5 grams.
On the front is a wonderful scene of Jesus holding the Communion chalice. The angels are ushering four children, two boys and two girls. I love the way each of the angels has a different pose and expression. Around the top edge are the words in French ‘ Souvenir de 1er Communion’. At the base is the Latin inscription’ Ecce Panis Angelorum’ –Here is the bread of the angels.
The reverse has an image of two angels holding an oval ready for an inscription. Overhead is the dove of the Holy Spirit. At the top is ‘A fait Sa 1er Communion’ – Made his/her first communion. Below is a space for a Confirmation date.
There is a ring at the top and where it joins the medal on the reverse is a French boar’s head hallmark for 800-900 silver quality.
Cleaned before I acquired it , this rare and most beautiful medal is in excellent antique condition. It will arrive in a gift box.
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