Saint Joseph Model for Purity & Baby Jesus Antique 19th Century Bronze Medal

BishopPaul Leonard Hagarty was a beloved friend of my mother Bertha, the founder ofChurch-Woman Antiques; this medal is from his collection. It is 1.5 inches long and made of thick bronze.

The medals in our auctions have been inspected by reputable numismatic dealers, and their dating can be confirmed on pages 2 & 3 of the book AN INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS MEDALS, by Bob Forrest, and published by NUMISMATICA INTERNATIONAL in 2004.

In addition this book has chapters (outlined in the table of contents), describing each of the categories of medals, their possible place of pilgrimage (acquisition), and origin of the mint where they were made. We recommend that anyone serious about collecting medals from this period, acquire a copy of this book.

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