Pax medal by Prof. Paci made with sienna and turquoise.
The structure can be made of silver or gold.
The size in mm refers to the height of the medal (18 mm).
Each medal is sold without necklace.
The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi.
The Chi-Rho symbol was used by the Roman emperor Constantine I as part of a military standard. Constantine’s standard was known as the Labarum. Early symbols similar to the Chi Rho were the Staurogram and the IX monogram.
In pre-Christian times, the Chi-Rho symbol was also to mark a particularly valuable or relevant passage in the margin of a page, abbreviating chrēston (good).
Although formed of Greek characters, the device (or its separate parts) is frequently found serving as an abbreviation in Latin text, with endings added appropriate to a Latin noun, thus XPo, signifying Christo, “to Christ”, the dative form of Christus.