I design, carve, and cast the medals myself (they’re copyrighted). The medals are made of lead-free pewter and have designs on both sides. The medal comes on either an 18- or 24-inch chain. Each necklace comes in a felt jewelry pouch with a history card that states: "Medieval legend says Count Ghisallo was one day chased by robbers, took refuge behind an image of the Virgin Mary, and was spared. A shrine at the site in northern Italy later became a spot where cyclists would rest and ask for protection. In 1949, Pope Pius XII proclaimed Our Lady of Ghisallo the patron of cyclists. The site is now part shrine and part cycling museum. Services are held each Christmas Eve and on the Feast of All Souls to commemorate cyclists and their sport. This small medal was carved by Hank Schlau and cast by hand in lead-free pewter." Dimensions of medal: 1.25 inches in diameter Available on 18 or 24 inch chain: please specify when ordering. The metal chain is lead and nickel free and has a lobster clasp.
Our Lady of Ghisallo, Patron of Cyclists Handmade Medal on Chain Handmade - 00O5OLUO4