Investment Russian Silver coins
Saint George the Victorious
Par : 3 rubles
Release Date: 11.01.2010
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD)
|Metal, fineness||Silver 999/1000|
|Content chemically pure metal, g||31.1|
|Total weight, g||31.5|
|The edge||300 corrugations|
|Mintage, pcs.||up to 500000|
Saint George is one of Christianity's most popular saints, and is highly honored by both the Western and Eastern Churches. A wide range of devotions, traditions, and prayers to honor the saint have emerged throughout the centuries. He has for long been distinguished by the title of "The Great Martyr" and is one of the most popular saints to be represented in icons. Devotions to Saint George have a large following among Christians, and a large number of churches are dedicated to him worldwide.
Since the Middle ages, the story of the life of Saint George, both as fact and legend, has come to symbolize the victory of good over evil, and become part of local Christian traditions, festivals and celebrations that continue to date. Saint George has been widely represented in Christian art in multiple media and forms, from paintings and sculptures to stained glass and reliefs, through the ages and has become the subject or multiple prayers and devotions. This article traces the origins, development and growth of the Christian devotions, traditions, and prayers to Saint George.
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