This medallion reminds me of dog tags or ID tags because of the shape, but the ancient medieval form, because of the ancient design on it.
I combined a religious emblem with ancient script, to make a shape that's useful for a holiday ornament, a key chain or for wearable jewelry.
In fact, I created a keychain for a friend with this medallion, and added a fleur de lys charm on the bottom as a dangle. The idea was the Saint and the Saints Football. It was a kind of secret message, I guess for those around these parts who connect a fleur de lys with their favorite Saints football team automatically.
I've always admired the illuminated manuscripts, like the Book of Kells. I can see this cast component used as a decoration or clasp on the front of a hand bound book.
Or for jewelry, with a pretty cross as a dangle.
But the one I made was for a fan of the Saints football team. Hey, I'm flexible, all about multi-purpose, I can go with that.