PATRONESS OF CUBA MEDAL – antique, Cuba / 19c (2 in.) – MCC.1

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LA VIRGEN de la CARIDAD (The Virgin of Charity). Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre: is the Patron Saint of Cuba and dates back to 1608. Also known as ‘Our Lady of Charity’.  The legend goes, 2 Indigenous Cubans and a ten-year-old African slave went to collect salt in the Bay of Nipe. While at sea, a violent storm overtook their small boat. Stuck under a downpour with waves crashing aboard, the group prayed to an image of the Virgin Mary carried by the young slave.  At that moment, the skies opened, the storm cleared, and the group spotted a single, white bird floating on distant waves. But as they drew closer, they discovered the bird was a statue fixed to a board that read, “Yo Soy la Virgen de la Caridad” or “I am the Virgin of Charity.”

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 = $29  (shown left)
STERLING = $53  (shown right)

(actual size: 1.9375 in. H x 1.25 in. W, including bail)

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