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    Posted 2 years ago

    crazydanmu…
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    This is the back of the metal I posted last week I was told by a friend he thinks it’s joesph ... any help would be great

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      It's possible this could represent Jesus rising from the dead. And probably a tourist medal...would that be from Jerusalem? I haven't seen one like this, not sure who is on the back.
    2. crazydanmusic crazydanmusic, 1 year ago
      i found this in my pocket on christmas eve
    3. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 1 year ago
      The front (obverse) of the medal shows the vision of the Virgin Mary that St. Bernadette Soubirous had at a grotto near Lourdes. This is "the" standard depiction of the Marian apparition at Lourdes, with Bernadette kneeling on the left and Mary at right, somewhat raised. You can see the cathedral of Lourdes in the background at left.

      The rear (reverse) of the medal, although even harder to make out, appears to show St. Christopher with the boy Jesus on his shoulder.

      Both subjects commonly appear on Catholic religious medals. If you Google "Lourdes medal" and "St. Christopher medal" respectively, you'll see clearer examples. Although your medal is well rubbed on both sides, the outlines of the figures are consistent with the standard iconography.

      P.S. I haven't seen St. Christopher as an inset on the reverse before; that makes it a little unusual. It's a sweet medal - looks like it was well loved by its previous owner :)

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