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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “Ounce of Space” series and depicts St. George, the famous dragon slayer who saved the daughter of the king of Lydia with his lance. The coin is partially Gold plated, has a beautiful authentic Sikhote-Alin Meteorite insert and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 1.000 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 05/22/2017
Saint George, according to legend, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and officer in the Guard of Roman emperor Diocletian, who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith. As a Christian martyr, he later became one of the most venerated saints in Christianity and in particular the Crusades. In hagiography, as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and one of the most prominent military saints, he is immortalised in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon. His memorial, Saint George's Day, is traditionally celebrated on April 23. Numerous countries, cities, professions and organisations claim Saint George as their patron. George's parents were Christians of Greek background; his father Gerontius was a Roman army official from Cappadocia, and his mother Polychronia was a Christian and a Greek native from Lydda in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina. Accounts differ regarding whether George was born in Cappadocia or Syria Palaestina, but agree that he was raised at least partly in Lydda.
The reverse of the coin depicts the famous image of Saint George slaying the dragon with its lance, over a beautiful spatial background. On the bottom of the reverse, the incredible Sikhote-Alin Meteorite. The obverse of the coin depicts the Russian Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “TPИ PУБЛЯ” – the face value (Three Ruble), “БАНК РОССИИ” – the issue country (Bank of Russia), “2015” – the year of issue, “Ag 999” – the fineness of the Silver and “31.1” – the weight of the coin.