Mary Magdalene Medals & Crosses

Medal - Holy Face of Jesus 18mm - Sterling Silver

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This Holy Face medal is made in sterling silver. The beautiful medal of the Holy Face, measuring 18mm in diameter, is sterling silver and ready to hang on your favorite sterling silver chain. The reverse of the medal is a Christogram.

CHRISTOGRAM is a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbol. Different types of Christograms are associated with the various traditions of Christianity, e.g. the IHS monogram referring to the Holy Name of Jesus or ΙϹΧϹ referring to Christ. In the Latin-speaking Christianity of medieval Western Europe, the most common Christogram became "IHS" or "IHC", denoting the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus, IHΣΟΥΣ, iota-eta-sigma, or ΙΗΣ. The Greek letter iota is represented by I, and the eta by H, while the Greek letter sigma is either in its lunate form, represented by C, or its final form, represented by S. Because the Latin-alphabet letters I and J were not systematically distinguished until the 17th century, "JHS" and "JHC" are equivalent to "IHS" and "IHC".

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