Sterling Silver Small French St Benedict Medal Pendant Necklace, Antique Replica, Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti, Holy Father Saint Benedict

Sterling Silver Small French St Benedict Medal Pendant Necklace, Antique Replica, Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti, Holy Father Saint Benedict
$30.00
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Medal Only or Medal on Sterling Silver Chain
Gorgeous and unusual small .925 sterling silver, antique replica of a French St Benedict medal. The French Cross of St Benedict is just beautiful, especially how the center section is a bit raised and edged with dots. I am blessed to have this rare original in my collection and be able to share with you.

This is a small medal that measures 9/16 inch (a bit over 1/2 inch).

The front of the medal has "Crux SP Benedicti". SP stands for Sancti Patris. This means the "Cross of Holy Father Benedict".

On the backside, the vertical beam of the Cross has five letters C.S.S.M.L., meaning Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux (May the Holy Cross be for me a light).

On the backside, the horizontal beam of the Cross has five letters N.D.S.M.D., meaning Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux (Let not the dragon be my guide).

On the backside, the four large letters at the angles of the Cross C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict).

On the backside, encircling the Cross in a circle around the right margin are the letters V.R.S.N.S.M.V. meaning Vade retro Satana; nunquam suade mihi vana (Begone Satan! Suggest not to me thy vain things).

On the backside, encircling the Cross in a circle around the left margin are the letters S.M.Q.L.I.V.B., meaning Sunt mala quae libas; ipse venena bibas (The drink you offer is evil; drink that poison yourself).

This amazing, powerful, little medal dangles from an oxidized sterling silver 1mm spiga chain with a lobster clasp closure.

This fine replica piece is cast in .925 sterling silver using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. The oxidation finishing process makes this non-maintenance. This medal is not stamped 925 or sterling because it is identical to the original antique. It will test as .925 sterling silver.

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by Tito on Mar 19, 2023
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by lizzytish8 on Aug 04, 2022

These medals are gorgeous! Details are incredible and they are great quality. Very happy with my purchase ☺️