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  1. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    I have an example dated 1693! Was going to post it, but you beat me to it! Yours is in better shape than mine though! Lovely coin.
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  3. talerman

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    Italy PAPAL STATES Alexander VIII Testone Year 2 (1690)

    St. Magnus of Fussen was a missionary saint in southern Germany, also known as the Apostle of the Allgäu. He is believed to have been a contemporary either of St. Gall (died 627) or of St. Boniface (died 754) and is venerated as the founder of St. Mang's Abbey, Füssen. There is almost no reliable information about him. The only source is an old "Vita S. Magni", which however contains so many obvious anachronisms that little reliance can be placed on it. He is the patron saint of the Allgäu, Füssen, and Kempten; and is invoked for the protection of cattle; and against eye diseases, snakebite, worms, rats, mice and field insects.
    St. Bruno of Cologne (c.1030-1101), a leading philosopher and theologian, was the head of the Episcopal School at Reims for 20 years. Refusing an offer to become Bishop of Reims, he withdrew to become a hermit, eventually founding what became the Carthusian Order in Chartreuse, near Grenoble. In 1090 he was called to Rome to become adviser to Urban VIII, a former pupil. He later refused the archbishopric of Reggio Calabria to return to the hermit life.
    Alexander VIII (Giovannangelo de Medici) was elected Pope on 6 October, the saint's day of both Magnus and Bruno.

    The engraver of this coin is Giovanni Hameranus.

    Papal States Alexander VIII Testone Yr 2 1690 LD obv 572.jpg Papal States Alexander VIII Testone Yr 2 1690 LD rev 574.jpg
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  4. Chris B

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    A new addition for me.


    Bishopric Taler

    Obverse: Helmeted monastery coat of arms
    Reverse: St. Stephen is between the year.

    Engraver: Chrisoph Ziegenhorn

    Zepernick 131
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Great coins! Chris and Talerman. Always learn more stuff from you guys:)
  6. talerman

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    Italy PAPAL STATES - RAVENNA Pope Leo X Mezzo Giulio n.d (1516-17)

    St. Apollinaris, a native of Antioch in the Roman Province of Syria, was the first Bishop of Ravenna (late 2nd century ?). He faced nearly constant persecution. He and his flock were finally exiled from Ravenna . According to tradition, on his way out of the city he was identified, arrested as being the leader, tortured and martyred by being run through with a sword.

    Ravenna Leo X Mezzo giulio nd 1516-17 obv 595.jpg Ravenna Leo X Mezzo giulio nd 1516-17 rev 598.jpg
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  7. panzerman

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    At least they made a beautifull coin in his honour:)

    AV Ducato ND struck 1396-98
    obv: St. Vultus
    rev: St. Martin cc058260db7bb67ca5184ec080479fc1.jpg
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  8. talerman

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    Really beautiful coin, with very sophisticated portrait for 14th century. The Renaissance obviously arrived early in Lucca. Always good to have two saints on your side rather than just one !
  9. talerman

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    ST. HILARY/ ILARIUS ( A lousy portrait, I am afraid, especially after St. Vultus of Lucca)

    Italy PARMA Ranuccio I Farnese Giulio n.d.(1602-08)

    St. Ilario,or Hilary (c.315-368) was born in Poitiers in a pagan family but became a Christian in his thirties and was elected bishop of Poitiers. A leading theologian, he was a strong opponent of the Arian heresy (called the Hammer of the Arians) and was forced to spend some years in exile in Phrygia (Turkey). According to tradition, returning through Parma in winter wearing worn out shoes, a cobbler took pity on him and gave him a new pair of shoes. The morning after, to his surprise, the old shoes left by Ilario had been replaced by a pair of shining new shoes made of gold. He has been patron saint of Parma since mediaeval times.

    Parma Ranuccio I Farnese Giulio nd obv 586.jpg Parma Ranuccio I Farnese Giulio nd rev 587.jpg
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  11. talerman

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    Italy PIACENZA Odoardo Farnese 10 Soldi (Buttalà) n.d. (1622-46)

    St. Antony was said to have been martyred at Piacenza or Travo, in the Persecution of the Christians by Emperor Diocletian (303 A.D.). Sabinus, Bishop of Piacenza (c.333-420) established his sanctuary, following a rediscovery of the relics, and he is the patron saint of Piacenza. A later tradition made him a member of the legendary Theban Legion, a Roman legion from Egypt—"6666 men"— who converted en masse to Christianity and were martyred together in 286, according to the hagiographies of St. Maurice, their leader.

    Piacenza Odoardo Farnese 10 Soldi nd 1622-46 obv 405.jpg Piacenza Odoardo Farnese 10 Soldi nd 1622-46 rev 415.jpg
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