Our PRAYERS have been answered . . . . .!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ZoidMeister, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    We have a Patron Saint, and most, like myself, probably didn't even know it!

    Perusing fleaBay last night (no alcohol this time) I ran across the answer to our prayers. Little did I know that St. Eligius was quietly working in the background on my behalf, getting me outbid on snipes I really didn't need (or could afford) and helping me secure the amazing pieces that I have been fortunate enough to share with y'all.

    Anyway, when I saw this little token, I knew that I just had to have it and make our Patron Saint a prominent part of my hoard / accumulation collection.

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    The obverse features St. Eligius working for a medieval TPG evaluating and grading an ancient coin. The reverse features his title as "Patronus Numismae," the years of his birth and death, and an image of possibly the coin he was grading?

    Images of the Saint in action, a coin within a coin, he's even on a nice copper chocolate brown octagon planchet. What's not to like?

    This strike was listed as "vintage," but I'm not so sure. As usual, I bought before I researched, but hey, St. Eligius is watching out for me, right?

    Just in case you think I'm having the delirium tremens (DT's) again, here is definitive documentation from Wikileaks, I mean Wikipedia . . . .


    Well, I've got to go prepare a shrine and select an appropriate self slab reliquary for ole St. E before he arrives. Gotta start my prayers and supplications for locating that Louis-Oscar Roty medal I am on the lookout for too.

    Watch out fleaBay'ers. I've got a "higher power" on my side now.

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  3. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Very nice lighthearted report. Once you self slab your treasure, will you seek CAC approval?;)
  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Most assuredly. I'll be looking for that coveted "platinum bean." . . . . .

    It should be easy to get. All I need to do is self grade this one AF-3 (almost fantastic).

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  5. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Enjoyed you're post, congratulations, amen brother!
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  6. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    It should be easy to get. All I need to do is self grade this one AF-3 (almost fantastic).

    Your are very conservative, I see an IA 8 ( Interesting Addition) !!
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  7. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    It most definitely is a MS 4 (Money Saint 4 Numismatists).
    Seriously, it's a nice piece
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  8. Scuba4fun777

    Scuba4fun777 Laptop missing from Apple store in DE.Please help.

    CAC = Coins Already Canonized
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  9. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Nice find @ZoidMeister! :happy::singing:

    Likewise, I was unaware of his stature, but probably because:

    his workload is such that he thinks we're the least of his worries...:D:p

    Damn, just when I thought my work was done, now I have to find one!!!:dead:
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  10. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    He lived an extraordinarily long life for a person in the 7th century approx 72 years.
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Actually, I'm praying that he can do something about the length of time the Post Office takes to deliver our precious . . . .

  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Well I'll be danged if this thing isn't "slightly vintage."

    Looks like it is almost as old as I am. Minted circa 1960's by the Van Brook Mint in Lexington, KY.

    I found it listed on Numista . . . . . . .



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  13. Maxfli

    Maxfli Supporter! Supporter

    He's a saint of all trades. This is quite an eclectic mix:

    • goldsmiths
    • metalworkers
    • coin collectors
    • veterinarians
    • Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    • horses

    And then there's this:

    "Eligius was chief counsellor to Dagobert I, Merovingian king of France."

    I thought that was a character in the Dilbert comic strip!
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  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Well, olde St. E. arrived yesterday . . . . . .

    I didn't pay attention to his diameter when I purchased. I figured it was about the size of a quarter, 27mm or smaller. Turns out, Saint is 40mm across the flats, and 43.5mm across the points. Quite a bit heftier than anticipated as well , tipping the scales at a beefy 28.5 grams.

    I have picked a suitable self-slab reliquary for him. All I need to do now is design and print a label . . . . .


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  15. Maxfli

    Maxfli Supporter! Supporter

    Very cool!
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  16. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Among the attributes: 'holding a hose's leg, which he detached from the horse in order to shoe it' - lol, horsie got new shoes but not a leg to stand on :eek:
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  17. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Edit: 'holding a horse's leg ;)
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