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Men and women of the church
« on: December 25, 2014, 07:08:20 PM »
This topic is for coins showing men and women of the church.



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Re: Men and women of the church
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 07:10:41 PM »
Guatemala, 1 centavo 1970 and 2007.  There exist various other similar designs on the 1 centavo coin.

Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P. (c. 1484 – 1566) was a 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians". His extensive writings, the most famous being "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies" and "Historia de Las Indias", chronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies and focus particularly on the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the indigenous peoples.
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 07:13:00 PM »
Slovakia, 5 korun, 1939.  Andrej Hlinka, clerical nationalist.

Andrej Hlinka (1864 - 1938) was a Slovak politician and Catholic priest. He was the leader of the Slovak People's Party (since 1913), papal chamberlain (since 1924), inducted papal protonotary (since 1927), member of the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia (the parliament) and chairman of the St. Vojtech Group (organization publishing religious books).

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 07:15:34 PM »
Slovakia, 20 korun, 1939.  Jozef Tiso, authoritarian clerical nationalist. Some priests are villains.

Jozef Tiso (1887 – 1947) was a Slovak Roman Catholic priest, and a leading politician of the Slovak People's Party. Between 1939 and 1945, Tiso was the head of the 1939–45 First Slovak Republic, a satellite state of Nazi Germany. After the end of World War II, Tiso was convicted and hanged for treason.

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Re: Men and women of the church
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2014, 07:23:13 PM »
Germany, 5 Reichsmark, 1933.  Martin Luther.

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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 07:42:11 PM »


Brazil, 1000 reis, 1936.  Jose de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary.  Reverse: open Bible.

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 07:46:09 PM »


Papal States, ½ piastra, 1698.  Pope Innocent XII / Noah's Ark.

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Re: Men and women of the church
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 05:03:03 PM »
Utrecht, groat, 1342-1364 ino Jan van Arkel.

obv - JOh:ARC:TRA(...)IECTENSIS - Jan van Arkel of Utrecht
rev outer circle - +BNDICTV:SIT:NOME:DNI.NRI:DEV:PI - praised be the name our god peace justice
rev inner circle - MON ETA TRA IEC - coin of Utrecht

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 11:51:37 PM »
When bishop Herbert died in 1156, his provost (second in the local hierarchy), Godfried of Rhenen, was selected to succeed him. It took the personal presence of the German emperor to get him acknowledged in Utrecht. He fought and lost his fiefs of Groningen and Friesland. In 1177 the water rose to the city walls and it had hardly receded when the city burnt down. Godfried had to build four castles to protect the land around Utrecht. He got rest only in 1178, by dying.

Here is a denarius of Godfried. It is supposed to have the legend GODEFRID EPC (episcopus - bishop), but little is left of the letters. Utrecht fared better. It is now the only remaining Dutch mint.

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 12:18:02 AM »


José Matías Delgado y León (1767-1832) was a Salvadoran priest and doctor known as El Padre de la Patria Salvadoreña (The Father of the Salvadoran Fatherland). He was a leader in the independence movement of El Salvador from the Spanish Empire, and from November 28, 1821 to February 9, 1823 when he was president of the Central American constituent congress which met in Guatemala City.





El Salvador, 25 centavos, 1953.  José Matías Delgado.





El Salvador, 25 centavos, 1970.  José Matías Delgado.





El Salvador, 25 centavos, 1988.  José Matías Delgado.

Notice how the priest's nose gets longer and longer - just like Pinocchio's.  ; :D

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2015, 05:28:20 AM »
India Rs 5, 2010 - Mother Teresa

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2015, 07:53:30 AM »
France €10 (2010): Mother Teresa.



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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2015, 02:27:45 PM »
Albania 200 Leke (2010): Mother Teresa

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PS: Why does this coin show date as 2012? ??? The coin was issued on time in 2010...
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2015, 05:16:06 PM »
Abbe Pierre, in the world of Henri Antoine Grace (1912-2007) - French Catholic priest who founded the international charity organization "Emmaus".
Henri Grues a child attended Jesuit school in Lyon and at the same time decided to become a priest. At age 19, after a pilgrimage to Assisi, Henry finally strengthened his desire to be a priest, inspired by the feat Francis of Assisi. At the age of 20 he joined the Franciscans and gave his share of the inheritance to the poor. After seven years in the monastery, he fell ill with tuberculosis and was forced to leave the harsh monastic a life. In 1938, Henri Grues was ordained and became vicar priest in Grenoble.
Alias ​​"Abbe Pierre," he received during the Second World War, taking part in the resistance movement and helping Jewish refugees.

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2015, 06:49:58 AM »
Abbe Pierre, in the world of Henri Antoine Grace (1912-2007) - French Catholic priest who founded the international charity organization "Emmaus".
Henri Grues a child attended Jesuit school in Lyon and at the same time decided to become a priest. At age 19, after a pilgrimage to Assisi, Henry finally strengthened his desire to be a priest, inspired by the feat Francis of Assisi. At the age of 20 he joined the Franciscans and gave his share of the inheritance to the poor. After seven years in the monastery, he fell ill with tuberculosis and was forced to leave the harsh monastic a life. In 1938, Henri Grues was ordained and became vicar priest in Grenoble.
Alias ​​"Abbe Pierre," he received during the Second World War, taking part in the resistance movement and helping Jewish refugees.

Abbe Pierre...that's excellent catch! Wouldn't have thunk of that! 8)

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