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eMedals-St. Bernard of Menthon in Sappada Protectorate Medal

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St. Bernard of Menthon in Sappada Protectorate Medal

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St. Bernard of Menthon in Sappada Protectorate Medal

St. Bernard of Menthon in Sappada Protectorate Medal - Bronze, obverse illustrating St. Bernard of  Menthon, Protector of Skiers and Mountaineers, reverse illustrating the commune of Sappada in Northern Italy backed by a mountain, 39.6 mm x 40 mm, drill hole at the top for suspension, surface oxidation, very fine.  Footnote: St. Bernard of Menthon (923-1008) was an Italian religious figure. He was proclaimed patron saint of mountaineers and climbers by Pius XI in 1923. The Catholic Church celebrates a liturgical feast in his honour each year on June 15. Sappada is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto, located about 130 km north of Venice in Northern Italy.
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