This is a gorgeous Medal of Virgin Mary which is very old, but in perfect condition. It is made of aluminum. This is 1830 Italy. Although most people regard aluminum as being cheap it was quite the contrary back then. These were more valuable than gold! Of course we ended up finding other resources and realizing that aluminum was plentiful, but it was not the case back then. This is new old stock and measures 9/16" x 11/16. The detail is always quite amazing with aluminum too. This is a very nice piece. Please see the other saints in my shop as well. We are always listing vintage and antique religious items.