The St. Florian Patron Saint Of Firefighters Magnum Challenge Coin. This coin features St. Florian of Lentia, patron St. of firefighters. During the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians, reports reached Rome that St. Florian was not enforcing the proscriptions against Christians in his territory. Aquilinus was sent to investigate these reports. When Aquilinus ordered Florian to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods in accordance with Roman religion, Florian refused. Florian was sentenced to be burned at the stake. Standing on the funeral pyre, Florian is reputed to have challenged the Roman soldiers to light the fire, saying “If you do, I will climb to heaven on the flames.” Apprehensive of his words, the soldiers did not burn Florian, but executed him by him drowning in the Enns River with a millstone tied around his neck. With this St. Florian became the patron St. of firefighters around the world. This St. Florian Patron Saint Of Firefighters Magnum Challenge Coin celebrates St. Florian.
The St. Florian Patron Saint Of Firefighters Magnum Challenge Coin features St. Florian in antique gold, holding his spear and vase. The reverse side of the St. Florian Firefighter Prayer Coin features the St. Florian Firefighter Prayer. Keep the protection of St. Florian with the St. Florian Firefigher Prayer Coin.
Antique Gold and Silver
Size: 2.5 inches
Double sided and individually numbered.
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