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THIS is a splenid antique religious medal featuring five Jesuit priests, all martyred during the Paris Commune in 1871.

On May 24 and May 26 in 1871 a combined total of 58 victims were executed. The remains of Father Olivaint and the four priests who fell with him (Fathers Ducoudray, Caubert, Clere, and de Bengy) are buried in a chapel in the Rue de Sèvres.

The obverse of the medal depicts the priests and bears the Latin words for "They Went Rejoicing."

The reverse has the Latin words for "They Encountered Death for their Filial Love" and lists the names of the priests along with the dates of their deaths.

Measures 1+5/16 inches wide, 1+1/2 inches tall not including top loop.

Jesuit Antique Religious Medal Five Society Of Jesus Fathers Martyred During the Paris Commune SS-464


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: copper, antique, religious, french, medal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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