1970s, Italy. St. George Civic Genoa Colombian Institute Gold Medal. 11.48gm
George "Civic Genoa Colombian Institute" Gold Medal. Minor contact-marks, otherwise a nice matted AU-UNC! George Medal - Civic Colombian Institute of Genoa Material: Gold. 750 Weight: 11.48gm Diameter: 28mm. George on horse right, holding sword in preparation to dispatch prostrate dragon below. Legend: SANCTVS - GEORGIUS Reverse: Engraved inscription in three lines. Above purity markings ([18K]/ ). Legend: CIVICO ISTITUTO COLOMBIANO GENOVA. 23 April 303 was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origins, member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints and megalo-martyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades. In hagiography, as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and one of the most prominent military saints, he is immortalised in the legend of Saint George and the Dragon. His memorial, Saint George's Day, is traditionally celebrated on 23 April. See under "Feast days" below for the use of the Julian calendar by the Eastern Orthodox Church. England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Catalonia, and several other nation states, cities, universities, professions and organisations all claim Saint George as their patron. George Civic Genoa Colombian Institute Gold Medal. 11.48gm" is in sale since Monday, May 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Gold". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Gold
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Certification: Uncertified
- Year: 1970