One side of this sterling silver medals honors the Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos figure (originally called the Virgin of Conception) in the Basilica San Juan de los Lagos in Mexico. This figure's coronation was approved by Pope Pius X in 1904. Millions of faithful venerate this figure made of corn stalks.
The original image at the Basilica represents the Holy Virgin standing over a half moon with her hands across her breast, attired in a starry blue mantle. Her oval face, slightly inclined, has almond-shaped dark eyes, a perfect aquiline nose and a small bow mouth. To the rear and over the Virgin's head, two naked winged angels support a semicircular band bearing the Latin inscription: "Mater immaculate Ora Pro Nobis".
The other side of the medal depicts Jesus pointing to His Sacred Heart.
- Measurements: Approximately 3/4 inch long (not including bail and tag) by 5/8 inch wide.
- Weight: Approximately 3.2 grams.