I INQUIRED . . . About the image on the woman?s jewelry and a very erudite and historically well-versed client replied, ?The subject may well be Archangel Michael. In the New Testament he leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces in the Book of Revelation. By the 6th century, devotions to Archangel Michael were widespread both in the Eastern and Western Churches. The teaching seemed to vary greatly among Christian denominations. The image of this pendant is quite remarkable. One rarely finds such personal talismans laid bare.? The condition of the resealed sixth plate is less than perfect but the subject certainly remains intriguing. The complete leather case and that brass mat help date the dag circa 1845.