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Reserved: MTN Antique St. Benedict Mediallion , 1880.

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Reserved MTN Antique St Benedict Mediallion, Jubilee Medal -Montecassino, 1880. The design of this medal was produced at St. Martin's Archabbey, Beuron, Germany, at the request of the prior of Montecassino.
On the right of Sr. Benedict, there is a cup, the poisoned cup, shattered when he made the sign of the cross over it. The inscription EIUS INOBITU PRAESENTIA MUNIAMUR = May we at our death be fortified by his presence. Below Benedict the inscription: ex SM Casino MDCCCLXXX (from holy Monte Cassino, 1880). Medal used to commemorate the 1400th anniversary of the birth of Saint Benedict.

The back features a dominant cross. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!). In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict).

Above is the word pax (peace), that has been a Benedictine motto for centuries. Around the margin of the back of the medal, the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B are the initial letters, as mentioned above, of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan: Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!)

Medal is in good condition for an antique piece, made of a bronze looking metal, not sure if it is a low KT gold (Pinchbeck alloy) or bronze...

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Reserved: MTN Antique St. Benedict Mediallion , 1880.

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: bronze colored metal, has no magnetic properties
  • Only ships within United States.
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