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Leo XIII Jerusalem Cross of Honor - Bronze

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Leo XIII Jerusalem Cross of Honor - Bronze Photo

Bronze Jerusalem cross of honor awarded to pilgrims and benefactors to the Holy Land. The cross bears two mottoes: CHRISTI AMOR CRUCIFIXI TRAXIT NOS ("The love of Christ Crucified has drawn us.") and SIGNUM SACRI ITINERIS HIEROSOLYMITANI ("A token of holy pilgrimage to Jerusalem."). Around the profile of Pope Leo XIII on the obverse, it reads: Leo XIII CREAVIT ANNO MCM ("Founded by Leo XIII 1900."). On the arms, four scenes are pictured: The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity, the Baptism of Our Lord and the Last Supper. On the reverse is a representation of the Resurrection. Around are the scenes of Jesus praying in the garden, scourged, crowned with thorns and crucified.

Medal is 33.5mm across, original case, circa 1970.

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