Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Bronze Medalhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-bronze-medal-MASTER_MDEPB.html
- Honors humanitarian Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his quest for world peace, respect for the Earth’s environment, and greater religious understanding.
- Bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal.
- Available in 1.5 or 3 inches in diameter
The bronze medal honors Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as a leader in the quest for world peace, respect for the Earth’s environment and greater religious understanding. The medal is a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 1997.
As the Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome, Patriarch Bartholomew is the recognized spiritual leader of nearly 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world.
The obverse features a portrait of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the inscriptions “ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH” and “BARTHOLOMEW.”
The reverse design features an image of a globe with North America and South America on the left, Europe and Africa on the right, and longitude and latitude lines. In the center appears a lighthouse below a two-headed bird. Inscribed at bottom is “APOSTLE / OF LOVE / PEACE AND / HOPE.” The inscription around the top edge is in Greek and transcribed as “GOD IS LOVE”, and on the bottom edge is “ACT OF U.S. CONGRESS 1997.”