1970s High Relief Saint Christopher Medal
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A very cool, mid-20th-century, Saint Christopher medal, modeled in 14k yellow gold, that features a richly-textured, high-relief carving of the beloved saint. In this miniature scene, Saint Christopher is depicted standing amid waves— behind him, in the distance, an ocean liner approaches. The ever-present rescued child sits atop Christopher's left shoulder, looking especially happy. This vintage medal bears the phrase “St. Christopher protect me,” on the reverse. It hangs from an extra-large jump ring. This medal is handmade, and it is unusually large and weighty (among catholic medals). The ocean liner is a rare addition to a St. Christopher's scene. We love this talisman's reassuring weight, its texture and the depth of its carving! Marked 14k for purity.
c. 1960 - 1970
Medal measures approx 3/4"; total drop is approx 1"; weight is approx 6.4 grams.