'St George and the Dragon' Commemorative Strike

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  • Celebrating St George's day on 23rd April 2017
  • One of the most famous English legends
  • Stunning illustration of St George slaying the dragon
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Item desciption
On the 23rd of April, England celebrates St George’s Day. Everyone knows the legendary image of St George slaying the dragon, it’s a motif that has featured on our Sovereign coins for exactly 200 years. St George is the patron saint of England, his emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England.

Although St George is associated with England and English ideals of honour and bravery, the real St George wasn't actually English at all - he was born in Cappadocia, which is now in Turkey, in the 3rd Century, but very little is known about him.

The legend of St George slaying the dragon became popular in the 12th Century, in the Middle Ages when dragons were often used in stories to represent the Devil. The legend became famous when it was printed in 1483 by Caxton in a book called ‘The Golden Legend’. Once upon a time St George travelled to Libya, where he met a hermit who told him about a ferocious plague-bearing dragon that was terrorising the country. To appease the dragon, the townspeople fed it two sheep every day. When they ran out of sheep, the dragon demanded they sacrificed a young maiden each day. When only the king’s daughter was left, the king offered her hand in marriage to the knight who could slay the dragon. The next day St George rode out to the lake where the dragon lived, and sent the princess home to her palace. The dragon roared louder than thunder and rushed at him. St George charged and struck him with his spear, but the dragon’s scales were so hard that the spear broke into pieces. St George fell from his horse, but bravely used his sword to slay the dragon under its wing where there were no scales, and the dragon fell dead at his feet.

Now the famous legend of St George slaying the dragon has been honoured with a sensational strike, layered with finest 24-carat gold and hand-set with a genuine Swarovski® crystal.
Limitation 9,999 complete collections Metal Copper
Weight 32 g First Issued 2017
Size Diameter: 40 mm Quality Proof
Country Great Britain First Issued after 2016
Reverse Myths and Legends Obverse St. George and the Dragon
Finishing Gold-plated Feinheit Copper gold plated with pad print and Swarovski
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