King Louis IX and Crown of Thorns Medal
This is a medal of Saint Louis - King Louis IX, the only French king who became a saint. He is holding the Crown of Thorns which he obtained and built Saint Chapelle in Paris to house the Crown of Thorns. The Crown of Thorns has since been transferred to Notre Dame in Paris. King Louis IX was renowned for his charity. Beggars were fed from his table, he ate their leftovers, washed their feet, ministered to the wants of the lepers, and daily fed over one hundred poor. He founded many hospitals and houses to help the poor and down trodden.