Fleur de Lis Cross with Miraculous Medal
Europe/1800 – early 1900s - 1”
In the center of the Fleur-de-lis cross is The Miraculous Medal, which represents Mary’s promise to offer graces to those who ask her. Mary is standing on a globe and is crushing a snake under her foot to represent her victory over Satan with her obedience to God. The fleur-de-lis cross and adornments are stylized lily or lotus flowers. Legend has it that an angel presented Clovis, the Merovingian king of the Franks, with a golden lily as a symbol of his purification upon his conversion to Christianity. English kings later used the symbol on their coats of arms to emphasize their claims to the throne of France. It has also been used to represent the Holy Trinity, as an emblem to the Virgin Mary and to represent power and strength in Military units.
Our medals are hand cast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore the original patina. This medal is one of our most popular and works well alone, with layered chains, with a rosary center for a drop down lariat style or adding a St. Andre Bessette/St. Joseph healing key.