Featured Saint George on Coins, Tokens, & Medals

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  1. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

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    This is the British War Medal from WW1. The reverse shows a very Pistrucci-esque naked Saint George on horseback, carrying a short sword, trampling a Prussian eagle on a shield and a skull & crossbones. Designed by William McMillan. 6.5 million were made in silver, 110,000 in bronze. 427,993 of the silver ones went to the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

    Mine is edge engraved with the serial number and name of a Canadian infantryman: "2528428 PTE L SHRIGLEY 58-CAN INF". I've been trying to find out more about L Shrigley, but haven't been able to find an obituary. Closest I've found is the enlistment papers for a Leslie Shrigley, born 1897, and no certificate of death in military service. So, on a related note; does anyone know how to research this veteran?
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  3. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    I was inspired to get some Eisleben Notgeld - the first to arrive were several 1917 10 pfennig:

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  4. wcg

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    Bamberg 1746 medal. Commemorates the death of Bishop of Bamberg and Würzburg (1729-46). Obv: St. George riding with the sword to the left and fighting with the dragon. Rev: Emperor Heinrich II. Riding to the right, next to the Cathedral of Bamberg, above two angels with the chapter coat of arms. 3515928_Full_Rev.jpg 3515928_Full_Obv.jpg Classified as Zepernick 65, Slg Erlanger 2415, Heller 363. 38.5 mm. Edge lettering.
  5. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Gibraltar 2003 1 pound:

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  6. PaulTudor

    PaulTudor Well-Known Member

    I guess I’m going to post these two here too!
    1708 piastra Ferrara
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  9. talerman

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    Italy GENOA Luigino (Giorgino) 1668

    Genoa Luigino Giorgino with St George 1668 obv 918.jpg Genoa Luigino Giorgino with St George 1668 rev 923.jpg
  10. yarm

    yarm Junior Member Supporter

    Cast art medal, c. 1986, by Nicola d'Alton Moss, for the British Art Medal Society (image Spink).

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    'George and the Maiden'
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  11. talerman

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    Another St. George from the obscure Roveredo mint close to the Swiss-Italian border, this one killing the dragon the hard way, on foot

    Switzerland MESOCCO Johann Jacob Trivulzio Grosso n.d. (1499-1518)

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  13. talerman

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    Netherlands City of NIJMEGEN Peerdeke (1/4 Snaphaan) n.d. (c. 1530)

    St. George with a feathered helmet is riding right, brandishing a sword, but there is no sign of a dragon below. Maybe he has been worn off this low-valued coin of the people after almost 500 years. I am afraid it is not in great condition.

    Nijmegen City Peerdeke or Qtr Snaphaan nd c 1530 obv 627.jpg Nijmegen City Peerdeke or Qtr Snaphaan nd c 1530 rev 632.jpg
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  15. yarm

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    1799 pattern halfpenny by Fullarton.

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  16. brg5658

    brg5658 The Horse Coin Guy

    Just found this cool little medal in the past week. My photos below:

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  17. Orielensis

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    Another issue from Mansfeld – this time a 1/3 taler:

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    County of Mansfeld-Eisleben, Johann Georg III, AR ⅓ Taler, 1669 AD, Eisleben mint. Obv: (anchor) IOHAN. GEORG. COM. IN. MANSFELT. NOB ; 1/3; St. George on horseback r., slaying dragon with lance; on horse’s saddle, arms of Mansfeld-Eisleben. Rev: (anchor) DOM. IN. H. S. ET. S. FORTITER. ET. CONSTANTER; 16-69; crowned coat of arms of Mansfeld-Eisleben; AB-K for moneyer Anton Bernhard Koburger. 32.5mm, 9.12g. Ref: Tornau 493; KM #118.
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  18. robinjojo

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    Here's a Mansfeld thaler, 1547, showing St. George standing behind the Mansfeld shield, with the dragon lower left. Quite different, especially for Mansfeld.

    This coin came by way of Silver Dollars Reg. of Toronto, Canada around 1980-81.

    De May 668
    Dav. 9516

    28.5 grams
    40 mm., 4 h.

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  19. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    GB 1897 halfcrown
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    GB 1893 half sovereign
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  21. talerman

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    Here's another Mansfeld Taler with a somewhat different St. George.

    MANSFELD Joint Issue of Günther IV, Ernst II, Hoyer VI, Gebhard VII & Albrecht VII
    Taler 1521

    A young-looking St. George riding over the dragon. Presumably he has already killed it because he is paying no attention to it but brandishing his sword in triumph.
    Incidentally, this is the oldest Mansfeld Taler.

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