We design, carve, and cast each piece in our workshop in Covington, Louisiana.
We design, carve, and cast each piece in our workshop in Covington, Louisiana.
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Handmade St. Andrew Medal: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
Handmade St. Andrew Medal: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
Handmade St. Andrew Medal: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
Handmade St. Andrew Medal: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland
In the Company of Saints

Handmade St. Andrew Medal: Patron of Fishermen, Golfers, Scotland

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I design, carve, and cast the medals myself. The medals are made of lead-free pewter and have designs on both sides. This listing is for the pendant alone, but it does come with a split ring so it can also be used on a key chain (see photo of packaging). Each medal comes in a felt jewelry pouch with a history card that states:

"St. Andrew is the patron of golfers* and Scotland because of his connection with the town of St. Andrews, birthplace of golf. Relics of the saint, who was a fisherman and one of the apostles, were brought to Scotland sometime before the 8th century and eventually enshrined at the medieval cathedral at St. Andrews. From the towers of the cathedral one can see the Old Course, and early histories of golf mention players entreating the saint for assistance as they played the windblown links. This coin–with Andrew on the front and the image of the ruins of the old cathedral on the back–was hand carved by Hank Schlau and was then cast in pewter.

*On Andrew as the patron of golfers, see, e.g., J. S. Wood, “Golf for the Literary,” p. 719; E. McCarthy, cited in National Catholic Reporter, December 23, 2005; on the beginnings of golf in Scotland and its relation to saints, see esp. Browning, History of Golf (1955). The crest of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews bears the image of St. Andrew and the saltire."

Dimensions: 1.25 (h) x 1.1 (w) inches.

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