Saint George Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain 594

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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 honor him as a martyr

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 honor 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 armor
contemporary with the depiction, executed in gilding and silver color,
intended to identify him as a Roman soldier.

High Quality Sword of the Exclusive Collection "Historical, Fantastic and Legend Swords" made by MARTO.

Certificate of Quality and Origin, Made in Toledo (Spain)



  • Overall Length: 120 cms - 47 1/4 inches
  • Blade: AISI 420 Tempered Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Zamak - Antiqued Silver finish -Blue Suede Cover
  • Beautiful Display Sword
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