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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 04:16:36 PM »
Bulgaria, 100 leva, 2007.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2018, 04:17:18 PM »
Cook Islands, $5, 2009.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2018, 11:16:37 PM »
Russia, 10 roubles, 2005.  Moscow region commemorative.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2018, 11:17:48 PM »
See also: Dragons on coins.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2018, 12:50:58 AM »
Strangely, on only one of the designs you show, the horsey has stirrups. You wonder how George ever got on the beast. Yet, on many designs, the knee is bent, which is what stirrups would do.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2018, 05:15:22 PM »
Click on the numbers at the bottom of the screen:

Royal Mint Museum: St George and the Dragon.

Here's my own favourite, a design by George Kruger-Gray. But Percy Metcalfe's design was chosen for that 1935 crown instead.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2018, 04:29:07 PM »
Ethiopia, 1923EE (1930 AD), 1 werk.  Courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2018, 12:24:33 AM »
Ukraine, 5 hryvnia, 2017.  85 Years of the Kiev Oblast.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2018, 12:25:22 AM »
UK, 5 pounds, 2018.  Fifth birthday of Prince George of Cambridge.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2018, 02:51:25 PM »


Fisherman's charm, amulet or religious medal, unknown origin, ca. 1650-1800 AD.,
medal (25 mm / 4,00 g), lead (or soft lead alloy), axes medal alignment ↑↑ (0°),
Obv.: S· GEORGIVS· EQVITVM· PATRONVS (St. George, Patron of the knights) , Sait George on horseback r., slaying dragon, on rock to r.: person kneeling left, arms extended.
Rev.: IN TEMPESTATE· ·SECVRITAS (security in storm) , Christ asleep in the storm, one of the two disciples trying to wake him in a ship sailing left, wind and a cloud to r. above, waves below.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »
No fisherman's charm. Religious medal. The lake scene is an often used allegory on trust in Jesus, rather than the senses. The source of the scene is Matthew 8:24.

Similarly, St. George slaying the dragon is an allegory for St. Michael battling the devil; bloody revenge on evil. In medieval tales, dragons take the place of evil noblemen, such as robber knights, who cannot be called by name, because they, or others of their ilk, are around and unpleasant. Tales of shiny knights beating the dragon and getting a great reward reflect royal or imperial attempts to bring the evil-doer to justice, dead or alive, preferably dead. After all, in medieval times, a mere shreve (sheriff) couldn't arrest a nobleman, let alone have a duel with him at OK corral. ;)

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2018, 03:11:57 AM »
Malta, 1c, 1977.  Saint George's Cross.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2018, 10:14:36 AM »
Belgium, 50 francs, 1935.

Saint Michael (Patron saint of Brussels) and the devil (satan)

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 01:32:36 PM »
Thanks - I have deleted the post.

You can still find the image here.

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Re: Saint George and the dragon
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2018, 05:53:56 PM »
Georgia, 2 lari, 2006.  George and the dragon appears on the shield of the Georgian coat of arms.