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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2013, 05:22:00 PM »
This is St. Patrick's day. I just returned from Dublin, where a headline in a local newspaper told me that St. Patrick's day was about vomiting in a gutter wearing a large fake orange beard. To prove the journalist wrong or at least incomplete, I wanted to add St. Patrick to this thread. Not easy. I ended up finding him on an interesting piece, though. The British take on it is here, the US approach is here. Fortunately, both agree that the pieces were minted in Dublin :)

I would say that the two approaches are not mutually exclusive. Maybe Mark Newbie did think of them as propaganda counters making a political point. Maybe the attitude got him into the sort of trouble that made him decide to emigrate to the Americas. He would not have been the last Irishman to follow that path...

Note the famous snakes that St. Patrick is said to have driven out of Ireland. Since there are no snakes in Ireland, it can't have been too difficult, though I suspect that the snakes represent tax inspectors, in which case they have triumphantly returned. :)

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2013, 09:12:01 PM »
San Marino 500 lire 1994. Holy Marin - founder of the oldest still existing in the world republic - San Marino (301 year).

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 09:19:12 PM »
Vatican 500 lire 1985. Saint Peter - one of the twelve apostles. Traditionally regarded as the first Pope.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2015, 05:23:59 AM »
India Rs 5, 2010 - Saint Alphanso

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2016, 09:01:44 AM »
Bulgaria 2 leva 2015 St. Paisii Hilendarski - Bulgarian educator, celibate priest of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, author of "Slav-Bulgarian History for the Bulgarian kings and peoples", which played a huge role in the cultural life of the Bulgarian nation. It is considered one of the founders of the Bulgarian Renaissance, calling for the liberation of Bulgaria from the Turkish yoke. Canonized by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in 1962.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2016, 06:02:34 AM »
I always wanted a Venetian Ducat and now I have one:


Venice Ducat of Doge Pasquale Cicogna 1585-1595

Obverse: Left Saint Mark, standing and facing right with banner, right, the Doge kneeling
S M VENET DVX PASC CICON
("Sacra Moneta Venetiae Dux Paschalis Ciconia" or "Sacred Money of Venice Duke Pasquale Cicogna")

Reverse: Christ standing with Book of Gospels, surrounded by 19 stars and oval
SIT T XPE DAT QTV REGIS ISTE DVCAT
("Sit tibi, Christe, datus, quem tu regis, iste ducatus" or "To Thee, O'Christ, is Dedicated, Which Thou Rulest, this Duchy")

Catalog: Friedberg Gold Coins of the World number 1270
Specs: 20mm, 3.50gm

These coins were made of 99% gold but sometimes had small amounts of impurities.
This particular coin has a corrosion spot due to exposed silver or copper on the surface.

Doge Pasquale became known for throwing out silver coins rather than gold coins during his coronation.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2016, 09:13:14 AM »
Congratulations, WillieBoyd. Two saints for the price of one and a prize coin for your collection.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2016, 09:44:59 AM »
Perhaps not so clear, but the legend on the right says SCS MARTINVS, Saint Martin, the patron saint of the abby of Tours. This is one of the most influential European coins.

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2016, 01:12:53 PM »
Ukraine, 10 Hryven, 1999.
The Prince Askold (first Prince of Kiev 860-882 AD).

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate, at the Local Council 27 June 2013, Prince Askold canonised (on the occasion of the 1025 anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus).
However, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), the decision on the canonization of until now not accepted.

These two Patriarchate received Ukraine inherited from the USSR.
And it is now in Ukraine is a religious paradox. ??? ???
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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2016, 01:33:36 PM »
There are a number of Hindu saints that could be added to this thread...

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2016, 09:51:51 AM »
There are a number of Hindu saints that could be added to this thread...

Peter

We would need to check with views of Christian, as this is his topic.
The definition of Saint would then need to be broadened. There are few Hindu leaders that are called Saints or Sant [more of Hindi equivalent word]. This may still leave out some people depending on how we come up with the definition.
We did do a topic "Religious leaders of Hindu Faith". There is no common word that would describe "Religious Leader" of different Hindu religions.
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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2016, 04:54:25 PM »
Portugal 500 escudos Saint Antony

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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2016, 03:10:32 PM »
I have a lot of Ukrainian coins with the image of the saints, I buy them at
But this coin I do not have where yuo buy this coin?
This coin is not rare. You can freely buy it.
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Re: Saints on Coins
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2017, 11:53:34 AM »
Vaticane silver 5 Lira 1939 - St. Peter in boat.