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The Saints on Coins


Crusaders, Principality of Antioch, Tancred, Regent, March 1101 - May 1103 and Late 1104 - December 1112
Click for a larger photo This type was struck while Bohemond I was in captivity. It was the first type struck by Tancred. The order in which his types were struck has been firmly established by frequent overstrikes of later issues on earlier coins.

St. Peter is the patron saint of Antioch.
CR67857. Bronze follis, Malloy Crusaders 3a, Metcalf Crusaders 49 - 53, Fair, weight 3.490 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch mint, 1101 - 1103; obverse O PE-TPOC, bust of St. Peter facing, cross in left hand; reverse + / KE BOI / ΘHTO ∆V / ΛOCOV T/ANKPI / + (O Lord, help your servant Tancred); $45.00 (33.75)

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 (30.00)

Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D.
Click for a larger photo According to the Golden Legend, a plague-bearing dragon lived in a lake near a city called Silene, in Libya. To appease the dragon, the people fed it two sheep every day. When the sheep failed, they fed it their children, chosen by lottery. It happened that the lot fell on the king's daughter, Sabra. Sabra was sent out to the lake, dressed as a bride, to be fed to the dragon. Saint George was ridding past when dragon reared out of the lake. He fortified himself with the Sign of the Cross charged it on horseback with his lance, and gave it a grievous wound. He then called to the princess to throw him her girdle. After he put it around its neck, the dragon followed the girl like a meek beast on a leash. The princess and Saint George led the dragon back to the city of Silene. It terrified the people at its approach, but Saint George called out to them, saying that if they consented to become Christians and be baptized, he would slay the dragon. The king and the people converted to Christianity and George slew the dragon. On the site where the dragon died, the king built a church to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint George, and from its altar a spring arose whose waters cured all disease.
BZ62297. Bronze half tetarteron, SBCV 1980; DOC IV, part 1, 23, F, nice green patina, weight 1.480 g, maximum diameter 15.8 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; $30.00 (22.50)

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 (15.00)

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 (15.00)


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