101737 | FRANCE & ITALY. Pope Gregorius XVI/Society of Maria bronze Medal.
101737 | FRANCE & ITALY. Pope Gregorius XVI/Society of Maria bronze Medal. Issued 1842 (51mm, 82.92 g, 12h). By A. A. Caqué.
Interior view of a cathedral nave, from a vantage point to the right of center; in exergue, Golgotha crucifixion scene with three crosses / 14-line legend: MINISTERIO / VERBI / SACRUM BURDIGALAE VETUS / OLIM A B. JAC. Z. APOST. DICTUM, / FIDELIUM PIETATE INSTAURATUM, / SANCTISS. PATRE NOS. GREGORIO PAPA XVI. / ILLUSTRISS. REV. FERD. F.A. DONNET ARCH. / BURD IPSORUMMET SODALITII / R.P. JOAN. B. RAUZAN PRIMO PRAEPOS. GENERALI / SOCIETATIS MISERICORDIAE SUB TIT. / B.M.V. IN CONCEPT. IMMACULATAE / PRESBYTERI / DICAVÊRE / AN. DOM. M. D. CCC. XXXIX. Edge: «prow» CUIVRE.
lamoneta.it W-AE7N/24-1. Choice Mint State. Rich brown surfaces, with a pleasing underlying brilliance. A fairly rare and intriguing medal.
Founded by William Joseph Chaminade in Bordeaux, France in 1817, the Society of Mary, whose members are known as Marianists, is a congregation within the Roman Catholic church devoted primarily to Christian education. In addition to the usual religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Society also adds a fourth—a special faithfulness to Mary, for whom they wear a gold ring on their right hand.
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