This unique Catholic medal was hand carved and cast in lead-free pewter by an American artisan from Mississippi. The Chi Rho cross, one of the earliest Christian symbols, combines the first two Greek characters in Christ’s name: χ (Chi) and ρ (Rho). The emperor Constantine, on the night before the Battle of Milvian Bridge (in 312), dreamed of the symbol and heard a voice say, “In hoc signo vinces” (By this sign, you shall win). On waking, Constantine ordered his soldiers to put the cross on their shields. Constantine’s army then won the battle. The back of the medal contains the Greek letters alpha (α) and omega (ω), the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, which are associated with Christ and are often combined with the Chi Rho cross. This original of this piece was hand carved and was cast in lead-free pewter. This medal comes with a small saint card, making this great to give as a gift.
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|By:||Omeka (Orlando, April 14, 2014)|
|Review:||Ordered this Chi Rho cross with confidence and was not disappointed when I received it. I like the feel & weight of this item. Wore it the whole time I needed strength and got the Victory in what I set out to accomplish. I strongly recommend this powerful cross if Victory and prosperity is what you seek!|