IMMACULADA MEDAL- 1693 – antique, Catania Sicily (17-18c) (2 in.) – EM.882

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IMMACULADA MEDAL – 1693 – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: In 1669, Mt Etna erupted and Catania was covered in lava, a lake of fire. 24 years later in 1693 an earthquake shook the town down to its foundations. On Jan 11, over 100,000 people were killed in Catania Sicily by a major earthquake. The first earthquake was on January 9, at 4:30 am (6.2 mg) followed on the 11th by the second earthquake at (7.4 mg). By May of that year, the people underwent a religious reformation and elected the Madonna of the Immaculate Conception as their patron saint. Catania would rise again and rebuild in the Baroque style using lava as its building stone.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MEDAL – (1693) The ancient medal commemoration of these events, showing Our Lady holding the child, Jesus. The date below the medal honors the dates and the patronage of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception chosen as their patroness.

Part of our Equatoria Collection.

ABOUT OUR MEDALS: All medals on our website are hand cast from antiques and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:  (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)

BRONZE = $19  (shown left)
STERLING = $74 (shown right)

(actual size: 2 in. H x 1.4375 in. W, including bail)


PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE: (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)