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Antique Virgin Mary Religious Medal Our Lady Of Nazereth

This is a beautiful antique brass Spanish religious medal.

The front depicts the Madonna statue of Our Lady Of Nazereth, this statue was said to be venerated in Nazareth in the early Church.

The reverse features Dom Fuas Roupinho being saved by Our Lady of Nazareth.

Measures 1 1/4 inches tall with out the loop and bail and 1 1/8 inches wide.

The chronicles of the old Portugal report this episode that took place in the year 1182, on the day of the exaltation of the Holy Cross. Dom Fuas Roupinho, a knight and vassal of King Afonso Henriques, was out hunting on a foggy day. He was pursuing a deer when it came to an unexpected precipice and fell to its death into the sea below.
The horse, which was in close pursuit, reared on the very edge of the cliff, and it seemed certain that Dom Fuas would follow the deer to his death. Knowing that a little distance to his left was a cave with the statue of the Virgin of Nazareth, Dom Fuas immediately invoked her protection. He was saved, and in thanksgiving he built a small “chapel of memory” (Ermida da Memória) over the cave in her honor.

Antique Virgin Mary Religious Medal Our Lady Of Nazereth SS442

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: brass, antique, religious, medal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2050 reviews
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