Size: 1 1/8 x 7/8 inch
This medal shows the Virgin Mary in profile with the ancient title ?Rosa Mystica? written on either side of her halo. The title Rosa Mystica compares Mary to a mystical rose. The rose has traditionally been an attribute of Mary, while the addition of the term ?Mystica? recalls the mystery of the incarnation.
The reverse shows the Virgin Mary as the Black Madonna?of Fourviere. The basilica of Fourviere is located in Lyon, France. The symbol of Lyon, the lion, rests at Mary?s feet representing Mary?s protection of the city.
The medal was cast in bronze from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.