Vintage Saint Jude Thaddeus Pendant
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A very cool mid-20th-century St. Jude Thaddeus Pendant, modeled in 14k yellow gold. This vintage catholic medal features an especially handsome profile of the saint, in relief— he wears a dignified expression; he has long, wavy hair, and a long, wavy, pointed beard. St. Jude's name appears in raised block letters, where it curves to follow the top edge of the medal. This hangs from a v-shaped, scalloped bail. It has a nice heft, as well as contrasting textured and polished surfaces. Saint Jude is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes— this makes him an easy-to-love symbol, even for non-believers! This vintage medal is unusually bold and graphic. Marked 14k, on the reverse.
c. 1960 - 1970
Total drop measures approx 28.9 mm; width measures approx 20 mm; depth measures approx 1.2 - 1.9 mm; weight is approx 4.7 grams.