Dog tag “The Virgin of Tikhvin” is made of stainless steel with enamel. It represents the scene of the talk between the Blessed Virgin and Baby Jesus, faced each other. The image of the Blessed Virgin is waist-deep, the Baby sits on the left Mother’s hand, with His legs bent in knees right foot under the left one. In His left hand He holds a roll, with the right one He blesses. The bottom of the tag is decorated with traditional ornament and a legend in Slavic letters: “THE IMAGE OF THE VIRGIN OF TIKHVIN”.
According to the legend, the Tikhvin icon was miraculously painted by Luke the Gospeller.
A dog tag is a badge of a soldier with the information about its wearer, obligatory to wear in the majority of the armies. For the dog’s age the main purpose of the dog tag was to get rid of the notion “the Unknown Warrior” and to help in the first aid.
Today dog tags are used not only by soldiers. They are very popular as trendy accessory in “military” style, as various trinkets, adornments, mascots, amulets.
In its form a dog tag is a rectangular plate with rounded ends, with ribbed stiffener along the perimeter and pierced at the top for the cord, ring or chain.
The reverse side of the tag is supposed to put on engraving with personal information, memorial dates, verses, congratulations and other texts of your own choice.
The dog tag is supplied in complete with two strong ball chains – 23 5/8 inch and 2 7/16 inch, for the purpose of wearing it on the neck as an amulet or using it as a trinket for the bunch of keys, different fasteners on the clothes, purse, handbag, pouch, messenger bag and so on.