Joan of Arc Battle Flag Medal
This strong medal shows St Joan of Arc in her armor with a laurel garland around her hair, symbolizing victory. The banner she was known to carry into battle waves behind her head. The reverse has the names Jesus and Mary with her coat of arms in the center over the cross of Lorraine.
As a teenager Joan heard the heavenly voices of several saints instructing her to go help the king reclaim France from the English. At age 17 she was given a small army and captured the city of Orleans. She went on to have several amazing military victories. She attended King Charles VII’s coronation in Reims, but the next year she was captured and sold to the English who put her on trial for heresy and witchcraft. Joan’s answers her prosecutors with wit and bravery. Ultimately she was convicted of wearing men’s clothes (which she wore because they protected her modesty from her male guards) and burned at the stake in 1431 at age 19.
This one inch medal was cast in bronze from an antique medal by Rosa Mystica Medals, so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.