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Offline Prosit

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Catholic stuff
« on: October 12, 2009, 02:35:01 AM »
I am not catholic but have family members that are...
There is a lot of catholic stuff out there to collect numismatically if anyone is interested.
Here is a piece I like a lot (image at bottom)


Cardinal Franz König, Reverse:  St. Stephans Cathedral in Vienna
Birth. August 3, 1905, Warth, small village near Rabenstein, diocese of Sankt Pölten, Austria. Of a family of farmers.

Ordained, October 29, 1933, Rome, by Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani, vicar general of Rome and its district.

Elected titular bishop of Liviade and appointed coadjutor of Sankt Pölten, with right of succession, July 3, 1952.

Created cardinal priest in the consistory of December 15, 1958; received the red hat and the title of S. Eusebio, December 18, 1958.  Military vicar of Austria, February 21, 1959
Death. March 13, 2004, near 3 a.m. in his sleep, in the convent of the Sisters of Mercy of Vienna, where he resided.  Last surviving cardinal of Pope John XXIII.

Too many honors and accolades to list in their entirety.

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Re: Catholic stuff
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 05:32:56 PM »
As you say, "There is a lot of catholic stuff out there to collect". If you go back in time, religion and state mix and just about every piece has a religious angle. Maybe the first coins with a "catholic" angle are the Roman coins with the IN HOC SIGNO reverse. The latest are of course the pseudo coins of the Vatican, but it's possible to set up a Vatican collection that goes back a respectable time, not to mention the issues of Avignon for the popes supported by the French king.

Peter
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Re: Catholic stuff
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 09:51:59 PM »
The arms are the personal arms of Cardinal König. In the first and fourth quarter a silver beam with a silver cross on top on a red field (apart from the cross the arms of Austria and Vienna - the Bindenschild) in the second and third quarter either a griffon or a phoenix in black on a gold field. The arms rest on a cardinal's staff and are surmounted and supported by a cardinal's hat. The motto below is VERITAT(em facientes) IN CARITATE - make truth in charity. You can find this text (with biblical source) on the medal's reverse.

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Re: Catholic stuff
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 09:54:15 PM »
Corrected:

Well the top part and the tassles are a cardnial hat.  König was a Cardinal.  The archbishops of Salzburg however were entitled to wear the  the legate hat. (very similar symbol on the Salzburg coins to this medal)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbishopric_of_Salzburg



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