GERMANY religious medal 1900


GERMANY, religious medal, 1900, Obverse: Roman soldier standing quarter L, HEIL. QUIRINUS BITTE FÜR UNS!, Reverse: church, ANDENKEN AN DIE ST. QUIRINUS JUBILAUM NEUSS 6.-13. MAI 1900., oval, looped, brass, 36x31mm, spots, VF

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Quirinus was a tribune during the time of the Emperor Trajan. He was supposed to execute three Christians, but witnessed miracles and converted. He was thereafter tortured and executed. His story is not corroborated by outside sources. He was later made a saint of the Catholic church. His body was eventually sent to the German town of Neuss, where a church was built.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

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