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St. George Sterling Round Medal - 3/4in. Diameter

Item Number: 5057

Catalog Code: 101/1MFT


George Sterling Round Medal

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This round sterling silver St. George medal is 3/4in. in diameter. It depicts St. George slaying a dragon.  St. George is the patron of boy scouts, agricultural workers, soldiers and the cavalry.  The medal comes with an 18in. stainless steel chain in a deluxe gift box.

This item comes with a lifetime guarantee. If the medal breaks or cannot be polished just send it back for repair or replacement. This guarantee takes precedence over our standard return policy.



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0 3/4"  (1.90 cm) x 0 3/4"  (1.90 cm)
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St. George

St. George Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/23
Tridentine Calendar - 04/23


Patron Of: Plague, Archers, Lepers, Butchers, Boy Scouts, Cavalry, Chivalry, England, Farmers, Soldiers, Skin Diseases, Horses

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Soldier. Martyr. That's all we know for sure.

Several stories have been attached to Saint George, the best known of which is the Golden Legend. In it, a dragon lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Whole armies had gone up against this fierce creature, and had gone down in painful defeat. The monster ate two sheep each day; when mutton was scarce, lots were drawn in local villages, and maidens were substituted for sheep. Into this country came Saint George. Hearing the story on a day when a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against the serpent, and killed it with a single blow with his lance. George then held forth with a magnificent sermon, and converted the locals. Given a large reward by the king, George distributed it to the poor, then rode away.

Due to his chivalrous behavior (protecting women, fighting evil, dependence on faith and might of arms, largesse to the poor), devotion to Saint George became popular in the Europe after the 10th century. In the 15th century his feast day was as popular and important as Christmas. Many of his areas of patronage have to do with life as a knight on horseback. The celebrated Knights of the Garter are actually Knights of the Order of Saint George. The shrine built for his relics at Lydda, Palestine was a popular point of pilgrimage for centuries. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
Died
tortured and beheaded c.304 at Lydda, Palestine



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