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#1740

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An extraordinary medal, not only for its sacramental value but for its delicacy, age and fascinating origin. The 5/8-inch, round, sterling silver Sacred Heart of Jesus medal from France has a detailed, raised Image of Jesus and His Sacred Heart placed above a background of tiny crosses. On the back is a heavenly image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whose novena we begin today, raised in the clouds surrounded with the Latin inscription Mater Decor Carmeli O. P. N. which translates, Carmel’s beautiful mother pray for us. The antique scapular medal is signed Penin Lyon who was part of a family of engravers dating back to 1830. The Penin family were the most famous medal makers in France and work by all the members of the family adorn the great museums of the world. Penin took over the family business in 1860 and focused on religious medals. His talent was recognized and he received the title Pontifical engraver in 1864 by Pope Pius IX.The family’s engravings and medals are often sought after by collectors.  We feel blessed to be able to offer this very special sacramental which is displayed on an 18-inch, 1.8 mm sterling silver rolo chain.