The Pope Benedict solid medal is cast in solid 14 karat yellow gold. The pendant has a raised border with the words "POPE BENEDICT XVI PRAY FOR US" which encompasses the center. The center of the pendant is a raised depiction of Pope Benedict. Born on April 16th 1927. Served as Pope between 2005 and 2013. Pope Benedict was ordained as a priest in 1951. Originally a liberal theolagian that later adopted conservative ideas. The medal size is 18 MM.