Silver medal Simon the Zealot stand

Price (including VAT)
920 CZK
Stock state
In stock
Code
31354-720
Collectors set


Apostles

The Czech Mint published the ninth issue from silver commemorative medals cycle called Apostles and dedicated it to Saint Simon.

Saint Simon has several nicknames in religious texts - known as
Simon the Cananite, Simon the Cananaean or Simon the Zealot. In fact, all these words mean the same thing. The apostle's nickname most likely symbolized his devotion to faith, but perhaps also an explosive nature or even a determination to fight against foreign supremacy. Militants of the Jewish anti-Roman resistance movement were called zealots in the Biblical era. The fact that among the disciples of Jesus were Simon, who opposed the Romans, and Matthew, who served them as a customs officer, shows the Messiah's love for all his fellowmen. After Jesus' death, Simon traveled with another apostle - Judas Thaddaeus, who will appear on the medal in 2020 - to the Middle East, where they both died martyred. Simon was crucified and sawn on the cross.

The martyrdom
of the apostle was depicted by medal maker Lenka Nebeská, DiS. on the reverse side of the medal. The obverse side is dominated by the saint's depiction with a halo and typical attributes - a saw and a book. The two-line inscription on the obverse side shows APOSTLE SIMON THE CANANAEAN – THE ZEALOT.

The silver medal is not just an addition to the collection. It will become a lucky charm for all
dyers, tanners, leather workers, weavers, bricklayers and lumberjacks.

Material
Silver
Weight
13 g
Fineness
999 / 1000
Diameter
28 mm
Quality
STANDARD
Edge
Plain lettered edge
Author of the obverse
Lenka Nebeská, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Lenka Nebeská, DiS.
Code
31354-720
Mintage
500 pcs
Date of issue
September 2019
Packaging
Blue leather case
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Czech mint