Saint Francis of Assisi sterling silver "Tau" cross medal depicts him with birds and dressed in his Franciscan friar's robe. The 13/16" pendant is die struck from the finest grade sterling silver which enables the intricate details to fully show when hand polishing is applied by New England Silversmiths. Hand engraving is then administered to the medal, followed by by a layer of protective lacquer to help prevent tarnishing. Saint Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals, Peace, Ecology, and Merchants. Supplied with an 18" genuine rhodium plated chain in a deluxe velour metal gift box.