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Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009

Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009
Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009
Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009

Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009

Metal Purity : Silver 0.999. Saint Christopher is venerated by several Christian denominations as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman Emperor Decius (reigned 249251) or alternatively under the Roman Emperor Maximinus II Dacian (reigned 308313).

There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names "Decius" and "Dacian". However his veneration only appears late in Christian tradition, and did not become widespread in the Western Church until the Late Middle Ages, although churches and monasteries were named after him by the 7th century. That Christopher's name, meaning "Christ-bearer", foretells his adult life may give a clue that his story lacks a precise historical origin.

He may be the same figure as Saint Menas. His most famous legend, which is mainly known from the West and may draw from Ancient Greek mythology, tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. Therefore, he is the patron saint of travelers, and small images of him are often worn around the neck, on a bracelet, carried in a pocket, or placed in vehicles by Christians.

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Please, inform us about the situation what happen. The item "Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009" is in sale since Monday, November 9, 2015. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "coinsberg" and is located in Kyiv. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country: Cook Island
  • Year: 2009
  • Face Value: 5 dollars
  • Metal Purity: ¬†Silver 0.999
  • Weight: 25 g
  • Dimensions: 30 x 34
  • Quality: Proof
  • Mintage: 5,000
  • Box: Yes
  • CoA: Yes

Cook Islands $ 5 Saint Christopher Silver Gilded Oval Coin with Swarovski 2009