The Romans once placed the Crown of Thorns upon Jesus’ head, mocking him as the “King of the Jews.” Little did they realize he would become the King of Kings to millions, across oceans, spanning millennia.
Arrested by the Romans, tried by Pontius Pilate, struck with fists, flogged, spat upon, and finally dressed with a crown of thorns, Jesus endured unspeakable pain and degradation even before He was put on the cross. Aside from the cross, the Crown of Thorns stands out as one of the most significant images of the crucifixion. His condemners and non-believers had meant it not only to inflict suffering, but also humiliation. And though it first adorned his head as a painful taunt, the Crown of Thorns now lives on as an uplifting and hopeful symbol of His sacrifice for our absolution of sin.
Our medallion’s obverse bears a stunningly life-like crown of thorns encircling a cross. Minted on the reverse you will find on the King James Version of Isaiah 53:5: “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
Carry a symbol of your faith and strength wherever you may go or share it with others – they make thoughtful gifts for Easter, Sunday school classes, bible studies, or any occasion.
This item measures 1.75-inch (44mm) in diameter.