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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2012, 03:12:54 PM »
Not sure if this thread applies to Christian Saints only...but there are 2 from india in anycase




http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg66609.html#msg66609
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg66610.html#msg66610

And Non-christian....

Little iffy on Aurobindo & Basaweshwara ...but many describe them as gurus which in India tends to equate with a saintly status








http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg82431.html#msg82431
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg92163.html#msg92163
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg89363.html#msg89363
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg67979.html#msg67979

And if I stretch the interpretation of a Saint a little more, then you have the Guru-Granth Sahib...a legal entity in India and the Permanent Guru of the Sikhs



http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg67024.html#msg67024

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2012, 03:24:24 PM »
Not sure if this thread applies to Christian Saints only

No; I just don't really know where (ie. to what religions) the concept of "saints" applies and where it does not. That is why I limited my posts to Christian saints. So of course your contributions to this topic are welcome. :)

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2012, 06:21:32 PM »
A coin from Sweden, commemorating St. Birgitta. They issued two pieces on this occasion, this one (silver, mintage about 40,000) and a gold coin ...

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2012, 01:35:13 AM »
In case of India, I remember, only Sister Alphonsa was granted the Sainthood. Unfortunately, Mother Teresa could not be awarded Sainthood. As far as I remember, it had to do something with proving a Miracle.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 02:39:49 AM »
In case of India, I remember, only Sister Alphonsa was granted the Sainthood. Unfortunately, Mother Teresa could not be awarded Sainthood. As far as I remember, it had to do something with proving a Miracle.

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Mother teresa is deemed as blessed ... Just one more step to be declared a saint... But frankly it's a given that she will be declared a saint, so I decided to jump the gun this time  :)

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2012, 12:20:56 AM »
Monaco, 20 centimes, 1962.   Apparently this is the patron saint of Monaco. Is that correct?

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2012, 01:04:24 AM »
Don't think so. At the cgb.fr website they use the term "moine-chevalier" (knight monk) or "moine-soldat" (soldier monk). The Schn catalog says he is a Franciscan monk. The patron saint would be Ste-Dvote, see this coin from 2004: http://www.ma-shops.com/fettemuenzen/pic/mo5e04.jpg

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2012, 01:16:25 AM »
So now we will have to do monks and vicars on coins.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2012, 08:45:00 AM »
2004 was a Holy Year of Saint James (Ao Santo Jacobeo Compostelano), and this 10 collector coin shows Xacobeo (Galician), Jacobeo (Castilian), James (English), Jakob/us (German), Jacques (French), etc. :)

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Santiago (either the Saint or Cathedral, or the Way to Santiago as a symbol of European unity) is present on a few Spanish coins. For example, this circulation one in silver.
2000 pesetas (1999)

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2012, 11:03:01 AM »
Yes, that pilgrimage has become a mass phenomenon. Which on one hand is kind of sad, on the other hand it sure is amazing to see Camino de Santiago, Chemin de St-Jacques, or Jakobsweg signs in all kinds of places. You can find them in Cologne (NW, DE) and Vlissingen (Zeeland, NL) ... and a while ago I even saw a sign in Lund (Skne, SE) which combines two saints and pilgrimages so to say.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2012, 11:09:50 AM »
That is a sign just outside Lund Cathedral; note how it mentions the pilgrimage ways including the one to Santiago de Compostela. At the bottom, the second symbol from the left is Birgitta's Cross. Now have a look at this coin. Looks familiar? :)

Many of the Spanish "Santiago" commems have been issued for and in Ao Santo years - 1999, 2004, 2010, and the next one should be 2021 ...

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2012, 12:36:35 PM »
Monaco, 20 centimes, 1962.   Apparently this is the patron saint of Monaco. Is that correct?

I seem to remember that the armed monk is a reference to the story of the first of the Grimaldis and his crew, capturing the castle of Monaco by surprise, dressed up as monks.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2013, 05:48:44 PM »


Ukraine, 1 hryvnia, 2005.  Saint Volodymyr holding a model of a church.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2013, 05:49:57 PM »


Only slightly off-topic, since there are no saints on this design. The theme of a model church being held also appears on this Slovakian 10 korun of 1944.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2013, 05:51:53 PM »
Again only slightly off-topic, here is a German 10 Mark coin of 2000, showing Emperor Karl/Charles the Great holding a model of a church.