Cross with the Relics of Saint George - 1,000 dram 2016 - #188


Title

Cross with the Relics of Saint George - 1,000 dram 2016 - #188

Subject

Cross with the Relics of Saint George

Date

2016

Denomination

1,000 dram

Metal

Silver .925

Parameters

25.0g 27x47mm

Edge

Reeded

Condition

Proof

Mintage

up to 2,500 pcs.

Mint

Mayer Mint, Germany

Notes

There are great many myths and legends about St George. The legends tell of St George as the dragon fighter. He is usually depicted as seated on a horse, with a spear piercing the dragon. This is a good symbol of the fight and triumph of Christianity over the evil. The church of St George was built on the island Lim in Lake Van in early 14th century. This is where holy relics of canonized St George the Warrior, were kept. In 1746 the relics were buried in a silver cross-shaped reliquary with colorful stones. It is remarkable for its originality and delicately gilded ornaments. The Cross with the Relics of St George is a brilliant expression of Armenian culture and it has surely enriched the heritage of silver smithery in the world.

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