This regal holy medal features Theotokos (the Mother of God) with Archangel Gabriel on the opposite side Theotokos is another name for the Virgin Mary, and she also represents Wisdom in the Orthodox Church. This is a rare and beautiful medal. It's called Wisdom's Seat because the Madonna is shown in her iconic role as the Seat of Wisdom holding the Christ Child. The image is very similar to the Icon of Mary and the Child Jesus in the Hagia Sophia pictured below. The original medal is from the 1940's and has been recast in bronze and dipped in gold leaf to create this piece.
The reverse side of the medal depicts the Archangel Gabriel, who is known as the Messenger of the God. He works closely with mankind and is the patron saint of communication workers. He is also the angel of strength and protection and awaits to help you facilitate communication - especially with children, parents, teachers, family and friends. It was Gabriel who visited Mary and asked Her if She would carry the Christ Child and be His mother.
The Matte Gold Eternity Link Chain features etched links with a decorative hook clasp that allows for this necklace to be worn in limitless ways. Available in a variety of lengths, the one pictured is 34 inches long. This is a timeless and seasonless necklace that wears well with day or night wear. Wear it long or short, as a lariat or long layering necklace.
The medal is 1.75 inches round and cast in Bronze using the lost wax method from an original antique Medal that is dipped in 22KT Gold. The chain is made with 7mm round cable links joined by decorative connectors dipped in 22KT Matte Gold. The chains are tarnish and guaranteed wear-free. The Whispering Goddess collection is artisan made with devotion in Wellfleet, MA. All medal castings and chain are made in New England by the worlds finest artisans.
Materials: Matte Gold over Bronze
It is shown on a chain 34" long for doubling, but can be made any length you request - just reach out with any questions or notate your preferred length in the comment section at checkout. Or use the drop down to order it in 18', 24" or 34".