Saint George Sword

Saint George Sword, 118 cm

Description

Saint George Sword

 

Saint George was a soldier in the Roman army who later became venerated as a Christian martyr. His parents were Christians of Greek background; his father Gerontius was a Roman army official from Cappadocia and his mother Polychronia was a Christian from Lydda in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina (Palestine). At the age of 14, George decided to go to Nicomedia and present himself to Emperor Diocletian to apply for a career as a soldier. Diocletian welcomed him with open arms, as he had known his father, Gerontius — one of his finest soldiers. By his late 20s, George was promoted to the rank of Tribunus and stationed as an imperial guard of the Emperor at Nicomedia. Diocletian (influenced by Galerius) issued an edict that every Christian soldier in the army should be arrested and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods of the time. However, George objected, and with the courage of his faith, approached the Emperor and ruler. Diocletian was upset, not wanting to lose his best tribune and the son of his best official, Gerontius. But George loudly renounced the Emperor’s edict, and in front of his fellow soldiers and tribunes he claimed himself to be a Christian and declared his worship of Jesus Christ. Diocletian attempted to convert George, even offering gifts of land, money, and slaves if he made a sacrifice to the Roman gods; he made many offers, but George never accepted. George was executed by decapitation before Nicomedia’s city wall, on 23 April 303. A witness of his suffering convinced Empress Alexandra and Athanasius, a pagan priest, to become Christians, as well, so they joined George in martyrdom. His body was returned to Lydda for burial, where Christians soon came to honour him as a martyr

Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of Diocletian, who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith.

Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic Church and in other Churches. He is immortalized in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

The episode of St. George and the Dragon was a legend brought back with the Crusaders and retold with the courtly appurtenances belonging to the genre of Romance.

The coat of arms and banner attributed to St George take the form of a red cross on white or silver, known as St George’s Cross. St George is most commonly depicted in early icons, mosaics, wearing armour contemporary with the depiction, executed in gilding and silver colour, intended to identify him as a Roman soldier.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Overall: 118 cm
  • Blade Length: 94 cm
  • Width: 30 cm
  • Weight: 2,7 kg

 

High Quality Sword from the Exclusive Collection “Historical, Fantastic and Legend Swords” made by MARTO
Certificate of Origin and Quality. Made in Toledo, Spain

 

 

 

 

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