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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 09, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

MEDAL FACE OF CHRIST illumina domine vultum tuum super nos


measures 3 /4 inches approx

this medal is perfect to use, or to collection or to gift

The medal is very nice and the engravament is wonderfull

the metals is alloys of differents metals

about: IHS

A monogram of the name of Jesus Christ. From the third century the names of our Saviour are sometimes shortened, particularly in Christian inscriptions (IH and XP, for Jesus and Christus). In the next century the "sigla" (chi-rho) occurs not only as an abbreviation but also as a symbol. From the beginning, however, in Christian inscriptions the nomina sacra, or names of Jesus Christ, were shortened by contraction, thus IC and XC or IHS and XPS for Iesous Christos. These Greek monograms continued to be used in Latin during the Middle Ages. Eventually the right meaning was lost, and erroneous interpretation of IHS led to the faulty orthography "Jhesus". In Latin the learned abbreviation IHC rarely occurs after the Carlovingian era. The mongram became more popular after the twelfth century when St. Bernard insisted much on devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and the fourteenth, when the founder of the Jesuati, Blessed John Colombini (d. 1367), usually wore it on his
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