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The Saints on Coins


Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Saint George (c. 275-281- April 23, 303) was a soldier of the Roman Empire from Anatolia, who was venerated as a Christian martyr. Immortalized in the tale of George and the Dragon, he is the patron saint of England, Greece, Portugal, Russia, and many other countries, cities and organizations. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George
BZ45637. Bronze half tetarteron, SBCV 1980; DOC IV, part 1, 23, VF, weight 1.565 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Greek mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/OC (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right, shield in left; reverse MANYH ∆εCΠOT, Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; nice green patina, crack; $40.00 SALE PRICE $36.00

St. Helena, Augusta, 8 November 324 - 328/330 A.D., Mother of Constantine the Great
Click for a larger photo Helena, first wife of Constantius I and mother of Constantine I, was abandoned by her husband but brought to the court by her son and given many titles. She had immense political influence and was instrumental in the growth of Christianity. She is a saint in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
BB70748. Bronze AE 4, SRCV 3910, Vagi 2903, F, green patina, scratches, weight 1.647 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain mint, posthumous, 337 - 340 A.D.; obverse FL IVL HELENAE AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, olive branch pointed down in right, long scepter transverse in left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $28.00 SALE PRICE $25.20

Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
Click for a larger photo St. George is the Patron Saint of England. Traditionally, the sword with which St. George slew the dragon was called Ascalon, a name recalling the city of Ashkelon, Israel. During World War II, Winston Churchill named his personal aircraft Ascalon, after St. George's sword.
BZ62299. Bronze half tetarteron, SBCV 1980; DOC IV, part 1, 23, aF, green patina, weight 2.054 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Greek mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/OC (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right, shield in left; reverse MANYH ∆εCΠOT, Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; $20.00 SALE PRICE $18.00

Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
Click for a larger photo St. George is the Patron Saint of England. Traditionally, the sword with which St. George slew the dragon was called Ascalon, a name recalling the city of Ashkelon, Israel. During World War II, Winston Churchill named his personal aircraft Ascalon, after St. George's sword.
BZ62303. Bronze half tetarteron, SBCV 1980; DOC IV, part 1, 23, F, nice green patina, weight 1.959 g, maximum diameter 14.8 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Greek mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/OC (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right, shield in left; reverse MANYH ∆εCΠOT, Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; $20.00 SALE PRICE $18.00


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