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Help Build A Compendium Of Saints On Coins: Alphabetical By Issuing Entity.

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Halberstadt, Germany: St Stephen

1542 taler with St Stephen on obverse


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Osnabruck, Germany: St Peter

St Peter left with keys, Charlemagne right with sword


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Bamberg, Germany: St George

Popular St George slaying the dragon on the right.

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Wurzburg: St Kilian, St Kolonat (Colman), St Totnan.

Image on right illustrates 3 saints of Wurzburg, martyred in 689 while performing missionary work in the area: Kilian, Kolonat, and Totnan.



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Wow!
Thanks for those fantastic adds, @wcg. Looks like Sede Vacante types are a specialty of yours?

On the Bamberg coin, I am guessing this is maybe a "twofer" with Saint (Emperor) Henry in the first photo, with what is unmistakably a view from the east of Bamberg cathedral behind him:

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Thanks @tdziemia! There were some fascinating designs that I had never seen before in this thread. I've had a weakness for the sede vacante pieces from German and Austrian States for some time now. The design, historical aspect, and simple thrill of the hunt is all part of the allure.
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wow some fantastic medal/coin WCG
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Saint Anthony - 1995 Portugal 500 Escudos


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Great contribution!
Now I need to look for some photographs of the Lisbon cathedral which I visited recently. As I recall, it is on a famously steep tram line.
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It surprised me that this thread had so far lacked any representation of perhaps one of the best known saints of the modern world - Saint Nicholas...

...at least until I looked up just how rare most of his coins are, anyway.

Nevertheless, I now have a coin with him - even if it's in fairly bad condition (and with terrible photos)...



Duchy of Sabbioneta, Vespasiano Gonzaga, sesino, 1562-1591
Obverse: VESP D G DVX SABLON I, bust of Vespasiano Gonzaga facing left
Reverse: SANCT VS NICOLAVS S, Saint Nicholas (presumably) standing
Numista 167193, dunno what the other references mean

When I was trying to attribute this coin, I basically only had NICOLAVS (and the not-very-indicative DVX) to go on; everything else was barely visible. It's telling as to how extremely rare St. Nicholas coins are that this was enough.
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Here is what I remember of St. Nicolas images on coins (I am away from home and my refernece materials)
- yes, they are not as common as we would expect.
- he is depicted on some small denomination medieval coins (12th-13th c.?)of southern Italy (Bari?)
- he is on a Silesian 16th century groschen (I cannot remember exactly which principality in SIlesia)
- he is on a rare 17th c. ducat of the Duchy of Lorraine
- he is on a few coins of one of the Swiss cantons, Fribourg, I think

Great addition to the thread!

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 Posted 09/09/2020  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Um, quick question: are coins eligible for this thread if they are supposed to depict a saint, but the actual depiction appears to be entirely or almost entirely worn off?
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Well it is @tdz's thread to curate, but my vote would be to include them!
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Agree. Go for it!
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Thanks! I legitimately wasn't sure if that sort of thing counted...



Papal States, Bologna
Pope Clement XI (1700-21)
(Billon) muraiola of 2 bolognini
19 mm, 1.28 grams

Obverse: [CLE]MENS.XI.PON[.]MA, bust right (presumably of Clement XI)
Reverse: [S.PE]TRONIVS [DE.BON.], St. Petronius standing (with assorted background objects I'm not sure of the identity of)

In hand, a lot more detail is visible; might try to take better pics later, though the pics here give a good idea of what I saw when I bought this.
A few of the letters in brackets are in fact just barely readable in hand.

In retrospect (and guided by the CNI description), I think the second pic might be upside down. That's probably Petronius's saintly cap at 5:30.
(Yes, you can't see anything at 5:30 here, that's the photo's fault. In hand it's so clear I'm not sure how I missed it.)

Lamoneta.it W-CXIBOL/9-16, CNI 202 (vol. X p. 242)
Cf. Numista 152990 (technically the same type)


...Attributing this had been an exercise in confusion.

Stage 1, at shop:
- It clearly says XI on it. Someone the 11th.
- It looks 17th or 18th century. Way too late for Louis XI. Could it be Carl XI of Sweden?
- That name before the XI doesn't look like Carl to me.
- To be honest, it doesn't look much like anything to me. What the triangular heck is that name?
- Whatever. Looks cool. Let's buy it.

Stage 2, at home:
- Load up Numista, search for "XI".
- 878 results found
- ...Oh, right. Search for "XI" in lettering.
- 485 results found
- Ugh. "XI" in lettering and 18-21 mm diameter.
- 50 results found
- OK, that's manageable. Let's see if any make sense...
- sees the Clement XI coin
- Oh, right, Clemens XI! I thought that name looked weird.

Stage 3:
- OK, so it's Clemens XI.
- There's a bunch of similar coins, though.
- I thought it was the Bologna one, but it has a bust left. This is clearly bust right.
- There's a Ferrara one with bust right.
- Would be a bit sad if I had a boring St. George instead of a cool St. Petronius.
- (I actually thought that.)
- Wait, that clearly looks like it says Petronius on my coin.
- So it is Petronius. Definitely not George.
- That bust looks wrong though.
- Also, if there are two [make that three, actually], there might be more. I know Numista is incomplete. Let's see what Google says...

Stage 4:
- [assorted unsuccessful googlings skipped - I don't actually recall what exactly I googled]
- OK, that doesn't seem to work.
- (I found a few examples, but they're all either obviously wrong or bust left.)
- I know of a blog that seems to have all kinds of Papal coins.
- [several more unsuccessful googlings later]
- I know I've mentioned in on CCF.
- [a few successful googlings later]
- Oh, right, it's in French. Clement XI. Not Clemens. That explains why I couldn't find it.
- There are 13 pages of Clement XI coins in there. Ugh.
- [a bit of looking through them later]
- OK, I found one example where the bust looks right.
- No references though. And the legend doesn't quite match either.
- Let's google it again!

Stage 5:
- OK, so I know it's Clement XI, or Clemens XI, or Clemente XI in Italian apparently.
- And it's a muraiola, so let's include that too.
- (The blog spells it as "muraloia", by the way, but that appears to be wrong.)
- To Google Images!
- OK, so the site with the listing of Italian coins has a bust-right photo.
- It also says the legend ends PROT BON.
- ...I think I can see BON on mine if I squint?
- Sure not what the pic says though.
- ...To the other site with the listing of Italian coins!

At this point I go to Lamoneta.it, find the entry, and realize that, as far as I can tell, the last line is an exact match for my coin.
And fix the Numista page, while I'm at that. (It didn't have a "no date" line when I started.)

[I apologize for the wall of text. Really wanted to share this though.]
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