35 St.Barbara

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35 St.Barbara

How old?: around 1400

Finding place: England (Salisbury (?)

Details: h.:35 mm w.35mm

Meaning: it is unknown if this is a pilgrim souvenir or a amulet with saint.. Life of st.Barbara is known only from legend. Probably she lived in IV century. Due to story, she was daughter of rich townsman. Secretly she convert to Christianity and swore purity. Her father tried to break her vow and force her to marry locked her in tower. When though his efforts she rejected his will, he accused in court. For her Christian faith she was sentenced to death.  Her father cut off her head himself. After death she became saint . People preyed to her asking for safety against fire, lightings and explosions, so she is a patron of miners, fireman and gunners.

Available made of pewter and brass. 

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