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Reverse of an English crown (silver coin)

Reverse of an English sovereign (golden coin)



Saint George is a legendary knight who would have killed a dragon to deliver a princess. He is the patron saint of England. St George is a typical topic of the northern Christian countries of the Middle Ages. More than the knight killing a dragon, it is necessary to also see the representative of the mystical burst of the time which triumphs over bestiality. St George is very often represented on the English coins of great value (crowns and sovereigns, respectively out of silver and gold), but one can also see it on Bulgarian or Russian coins.


St George on an English gold coin


St George on a Canadian coin from 1852


St George by Rembrandt


English commemorative stamp (from Gibraltar) having for subject St George


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