Catholic neck medallion

Item number according to the museum receipts book:

ЭКМ 19128


Catholic neck medallion


Early 20th century

Place of manufacture

Village of Marienburg, Gnadenflyursky Canton, ASSR VG.

Author, manufacturer



White metal.

Manufacturing technique


Dimensions: length, width, height or diameter (L, W, H, D)

Diameter – 1,7.

Description of an artifact

The medallion is double-sided, round, made of silver. On the obverse, in the inner circle, there is a bust relief image of the Mother of God, dressed in a mantle, with a royal crown on her head, surrounded by a halo. In the arms of the Mother of God, there is the Divine Infant in a robe, with a crown on his head, surrounded by a halo. The face of the Divine Infant is directed towards the Mother of God. The Mother of God and the Divine Infant are depicted against the background of the starry sky. Along the circumference of the medallion, there is a half-erased inscription in German, “MARIA B.F. UNSU.D. AHELDEN KINDER.” On the other side, in the inner circle, there is a relief image of St. Joseph the Betrothed, the betrothed husband of the Most Holy Mother of God with the Divine Infant in her arms, holding an olive branch or a flower in one hand against the background of the starry sky. Around the circumference, there is a hard-to-read inscription in German, “H.L. JOSEPH BITTE UNSUD AHELDEN KINDER.” There is a hanging eyelet at the top of the medallion.

Source and date of receipt of the museum piece:

Gift by Solopov V.A., 2020.

Inventory number given the second stage (scientific description) of bookkeeping at the museum

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