San Giorgio e il Drago - Reis-icoon - .925 zilver

San Giorgio e il Drago - Reis-icoon - .925 zilver
Rusland - Eind 19e eeuw

As a symbol of paganism and evil, the dragon is a frequent character in the stories of medieval saints.
Among all the dragons slayers, none got as much popular devotion as Saint George, who was made patron of England and Portugal.

The story, as reported in the Legenda Aurea by Jacobus da Varagine, is well known; to ward off a monster that haunted the Libyan city of Selem, its inhabitants used to feed him randomly chosen young victims, at regular intervals. When the King's daughter turn came, Saint George on horseback slayed the dragon with his lance, a scene usually depicted by artists.

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San Giorgio e il Drago
Geschatte periode
Eind 19e eeuw
Land van herkomst
Uitstekende staat - nauwelijks gebruikt met minimale gebruikssporen en tekenen van ouderdom
5,5×4,5×1,5 cm
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