The St. Florian Firefighter Lapel Pin. This lapel pin 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 Firefighter Lapel Pin celebrates St. Florian.
The St. Florian Firefighter Lapel Pin features St. Florian in antique gold, holding his spear and vase. The outside of the coin is a Maltese Cross with transparent red in-lay. With the banners that read, “St. Florian of Lentia, Patron St. of Firefighters”, “Everything You Want Is On The Other Side Of Fear”.
The reverse side of the St. Florian Firefighter Lapel Pin comes with a double clutchback. Keep the protection of St. Florian with the St. Florian Firefighter Lapel Pin.
Antique Gold and Silver
Size: 1.5 inches in diameter
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