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Miraculous Medal (or Medal of Our Lady of Grace), Pope Pius IX issue, 1846-1878
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Miraculous Medal (or Medal of Our Lady of Grace), Pope Pius IX issue, 1846-1878
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Pointed oval bronze medal with eyelet for ribbon suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of Pope Pius IX facing left on a background of clechée crosses within a beaded border, circumscribed ‘PIUS IX PONTIFEX MAXIMUS’; the reverse with the full-length figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary on a background of clechée crosses within a beaded border, circumscribed ‘O MARIA CONCEPITA SENZA PECCATO PRELATE PER NOI CHE RICORRIAMO A VOI’ (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you), dated ‘1830’ at the base; height 41.33mm (1.63 inches). The Medal has its origins in the visions seen by Catherine Laboure, a novice in the convent of the Daughters of Charity at 140 rue du Bac in 1830.

 
Miraculous Medal (or Medal of Our Lady of Grace), Pope Pius IX issue, 1846-1878
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