Silver medal Our Lady of Seven Sorrows - The Burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea SK stand

Silver medal Our Lady of Seven Sorrows - The Burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea SK stand

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Date of issue
October 2023
500 pcs
112.00 EUR
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Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows

The seventh silver medal of the Czech Mint from the Slovak cycle, which invites to contemplate the events that marked the Immaculate Heart of Mary of the Seven Sorrows, commemorates the burial of Jesus.

Jesus' body lay in Mary's lap. She wished to hold him close to her forever, but there was no time to lose. Twilight was approaching, and with it the Sabbath, the most important Jewish festival, when all work was to cease. Christ had to be buried by that time. The burial was hasty, but worthy of a king. Joseph of Arimathea bought clean fine linen and provided his tomb - a pristine crypt carved into a nearby rock that had not yet been used. Another of Jesus' faithful, Nicodemus, brought a full hundred pounds of precious myrrh and aloes. According to Jewish burial custom, Christ's body was wrapped in strips of linen. Mary, who had wrapped her son countless times in his childhood, had taken up the task now. She found at least a little comfort in the careful work. Tears ran down the cheeks of those present - from the acrid smoke of the torches and the pungent smell of the funeral spices, but above all they were tears of sorrow. The time was drawing near. The embalming of the body had to wait until the Sabbath. At the entrance to the tomb, which was closed by a large stone, stood Mary - silent and motionless, full of the pain of separation from her loved one. She no longer had his body to mourn, but she still had hope. She knew that for those who believe, death is only the beginning. After the Sabbath, the tomb was opened, but those close to Jesus who wanted to anoint the body with ointments found that it had disappeared. After seven agonizing days, Mary had joy - her son had risen from the dead…

On the obverse side of the commemorative medal, which is the work of the medal maker David Kružliak, the scene of Jesus' burial is immortalised. Mary watches as the lifeless body of her son is placed in the tomb. The reverse side, which is common to the whole cycle, is dominated by the bust of the Virgin Mary. Her seven pains are expressed through the heart pierced by seven swords.

An integral part of the medal is a booklet which recalls, in words and images, a chapter in the life of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
David Kružliak
Author of the reverse
David Kružliak
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
42 g
50 mm
šedý papírový box
Czech Mint