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Posted 03/07/2018   02:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lets not forget that is, perhaps, one of most famous swords (at least, on the Western world): King Arthur's Excalibur. Featured on the 1985 British Arthurian Legends issue.


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Posted 03/07/2018   05:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
British medieval warriors





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Martin was still a soldier in the Roman army and deployed in Gaul, when he one day met a scantily clad beggar at the gate to Amiens. He impulsively cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with the beggar. That night, Martin dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away. He heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptized; he has clad me." The dream confirmed Martin in his piety, and he was baptized; in 372 he became the bishop of Tours. Georges Muguet created the life-size sculpture on the tower in Tours (1962).

(Alexey, Does your collection contain everything from stone to steel? also bow and arrow? I will look for more as long as they are NOT sports, OK? K.)
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Saint Martin pictured as a roman soldier most likely would have looked. In the stamp of France, above, he is already a saint, shown in fine clothes although he preferred simple garb. Charity stamp for helping the needy in the winter.
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Posted 03/08/2018   04:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Helvetia, the allegorical figure of Switzerland, wearing the traditional dress of Bern and carrying her sword and shield; in the background the Jungfrau mountain, 1914. Also Helvetia sitting with her sword, definitives which were issued from 1908 to 1933. Nice stamps for the International Day of Women, which is today.

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Posted 03/08/2018   1:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Images of St. Martin are endless versions of weapons and armor. Belgian Saint Martin in the armor of the early Middle Ages
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In the painting by van Dyck (1599-1641) Martin looks like a medieval knight in full armor. The powerful-looking man in the foreground does not occur in the legends. Stamp of Ruanda, 1967.

(Hi Alexey, You are right, it's amazing how many versions of St Martin there are, K.)
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Posted 03/09/2018   02:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
El Greco, Saint Martin is dressed in a very luxurious armor with gilding and blacking


in our city there is also Saint Martin, and he is dressed in Roman uniform!
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St Martin was portrayed as a knightly saint for the Christmas charity stamp of 1984. The color of his robe is different from one issue/country to the next. Artwork by Peter Steiner.

(Alexey, What connection is there between your city and Bad Orb over in Hessen? Is the statue a copy? Are the two cities partner cities? The Statue in Bad Orb stands at the park of the spa gardens. K.)
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The land of Hessen presented to Russia three empresses, and the town Bad-Orb is twin city of Istra, gave Istra a statue of St. Martin

Wife of Emperor Alexander II was Maria Alexandrovna, nee Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt Maximiliane Wilhelmine Auguste Sophie Marie von Hessen und bei Rhein

Wife of Emperor Nikolay II was Alexandra Fedorovna, nee Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice von Hessen und bei Rhein
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St. Martin is the patron saint of the Burgenland province of Austria. In this stamp of 1985 he is featured for the city of Eisenstadt. Many cities, towns and villages of central Europe celebrate St Martins Day on the 11th of November with pageants and processions. Martin in the photograph is wearing a Roman helmet.

Good Morning Alexey, Thanks for your historical perspective! K.
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Posted 03/10/2018   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the stamp of 2008, St Martin has put down his sword and Roman cloak and is now a bishop. The geese in the background represent the traditional meal of roast goose for Martin's Day in November. Even cookies become goose cookies.
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Posted 03/10/2018   03:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
another Catholic bishop with a sword. This is very surprising, because in Orthodoxy the priest can not take up arms.
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Saint Martin in the garb of a roman officer sharing his cloak with the beggar. It looks like a starry night. Stamp of 1968 for 20 years of the Red Cross office in Monaco.

Alexey, Bishop Burkhard on the bridge in Würzburg does carry a sword, but I don't know why. K.
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the highest achievement of blacksmith's craft is the manufacture of weapons
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