Recast from an antique original we found and loved, this medal depicts Joan of Arc, the patron of soldiers and long considered to be a symbol of bravery, victory and freedom.
A peasant girl living in medieval France, Joan is believed to have been chosen by god despite her lack of military training to lead France to victory in its war against England. She not only convinced Charles of Valois to allow her to lead the French army, but achieved the momentous Victory at the besieged city of Orléans. Captured by Anglo-Burgundian forces, tried for witchcraft and heresy and burned at the stake in 1431, she was only 19 when she met her demise. By the time she was officially canonized in 1920, the Maid of Orléans (as she was known) had long been considered one of history’s greatest saints, and an enduring symbol of French unity, fidelity and feminist power.
Available in sterling silver, 14k yellow, rose or white gold––simply choose from the dropdown menu during checkout. Can also be engraved with a name or a message, contact us to inquire.
- Patron of: Warriors, France, Martyrs
- Pendant measures 35 mm x 13mm
- Chain not included––contact us to source one in the style and length of your choosing.
- Handmade in NYC. Please allow 4-6 weeks production time, or contact us directly if you need an order by a certain date.