St James the Greater Medal
Medal of Saint James the Apostle, known as Saint James the Greater to differentiate him from other St James figures. Made in Italy, nickle and lead free pewter.
James, son of Zebedee, was chosen by Jesus to be one of the twelve apostles, given the mission to proclaim the good news and authority to heal and cast out demons.
After spreading the Good News in Spain for many years, James returned to Jerusalem where he was martyred for his faith by Herod, who had him decapitated in 44 AD. Saint James is known as the first Apostle to die. He is the patron saint of Spain, pilgrims, vets, furriers, tanners, Equestrians and pharmacists.
Size: 2.5cm tall, including top loop.
Comes with a silver steel ring on top for attaching.If you are looking for a neck chain to wear this medal as a pendant, I have good quality stainless steel chains here which are a colour match for this medal.