St. Michael is the patron saint of those in the military and public protection services, and his name is said to have been the war cry of the Angels. For this reason the Saint Michael “Shield” Medal is the medal of choice for those serving in our armed forces and other public safety occupations. his sterling silver St. Michael shield medal bears with it the inscription, “Saint Michael Protect Us.” The medal measures 1"H x 3/4"W and comes on a 20" sterling silver chain. Comes in a gift box. Designed and hand made by skilled craftsmen in Dublin, Ireland.