We fell in love with this medal based on the image alone, without any knowledge of what she represented. Her benevolent depiction with stars about her, the crown and the Baby Jesus in his manger below.
We have since learned that Nuestra Señora de Altagracia, Our Lady of High Grace, is the protector and Queen of the Hearts of Dominican Republic, where she is believed to watch over the island.
On the back, the medal reads:
(pray for us)
The medal measures 1 inch high including the loop by 9/16 inch wide.