"EM.882" IMMACULADA MEDAL- 1693 – antique, Catania Sicily (17-18c) (2 in.) – "EM.882"
#IMMACULADA MEDAL – 1693 – #IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: In 1669, #MtEtna erupted and Catania was covered in lava, a lake of fire. 24 years later in 1693 an earthquake shook the town down to its foundations. On Jan 11, over 100,000 people were killed in #Catania #Sicily by a major earthquake. The first #earthquake was on January 9, at 4:30 am (6.2 mg) followed on the 11th by the second earthquake at (7.4 mg). By May of that year, the people underwent a #religious #reformation and elected the #Madonna of the #ImmaculateConception as their #patronsaint . Catania would rise again and rebuild in the #Baroque style using lava as its building stone.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MEDAL – (1693) The ancient medal commemoration of these events, showing #OurLady holding the child, #Jesus . The date below the medal honors the dates and the patronage of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception chosen as their #patroness .
Part of our #Equatoria Collection.
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