Certified Size; 15mm / weight; 0. Obverse: Rampant bear walking left, Value; 1 K.. Reverse: Flower - like design.. Ref; KM#50, HMZ 2#910, Divo / Tob18#833. From as early as the 9th century a series of fantastically embroidered Lives of Saint Gall were circulated.Prominent was the story in which Gall delivered Fridiburga from the. By which she was possessed. Fridiburga was the betrothed of. Who had granted an estate at Arbon (which belonged to the royal treasury) to Gall so that he might found a monastery there.
Another popular story has it that as Gall was travelling in the woods of what is now Switzerland he was sitting one evening warming his hands at a fire. A bear emerged from the woods and charged. The holy man rebuked the bear, so awed by his presence it stopped its attack and slunk off to the trees. There it gathered firewood before returning to share the heat of the fire with Gall.The legend says that for the rest of his days Gall was followed around by his companion the bear. The fragmentary oldest Life was recast in the 9th century by two monks of. Who also revised a book of the miracles of the saint. Other works ascribed to Walafrid tell of Saint Gall in prose and verse. Gall's origin is a matter of dispute. According to his 9th-century biographers in Reichenau, he was from Ireland and entered Europe as a companion of. The Irish origin of the historical Gallus was called into question by Hilty (2001), who proposed it as more likely that he was from the. Schär (2010) proposed that Gall may have been of Irish descent but born and raised in the Alsace. According to the 9th-century hagiographies, Gall as a young man went to study under. The monastery at Bangor had become renowned throughout Europe as a great centre of Christian learning. Studying in Bangor at the same time as Gall was Columbanus, who with twelve companions, set out about the year 589.
Gall and his companions established themselves with Columbanus at first at. In 610, Columbanus was exiled by leaders opposed to Christianity and fled with Gall to. He accompanied Columbanus on his voyage up the. But when in 612 Columbanus travelled on to Italy from Bregenz, Gall had to remain behind due to illness and was nursed at. He remained in Alemannia, where, with several companions, he led the life of a hermit in the forests southwest of.
Near the source of the river Steinach. Cells were soon added for twelve monks whom Gall carefully instructed. Gall was soon known in Switzerland as a powerful preacher.When the See of Constance became vacant, the clergy who assembled to elect a new bishop were unanimously in favour of Gall. He, however, refused, pleading that the election of a stranger would be contrary to church law. Some time later, in the year 625, on the death of Eustasius, abbott of Luxeuil, a monastery founded by Columbanus, members of that community were sent by the monks to request Gall to undertake the government of the monastery. He refused to quit his life of solitude, and undertake any office of rank which might involve him in the cares of the world. He was then an old man. He died at the age of ninety-five around 646-650 in Arbon. Images of Saint Gall typically represent him standing with a bear.
When Columbanus, Gall and their companions left Ireland for mainland Europe, they took with them learning and the written word. Their effect on the historical record was significant as the books were painstakingly reproduced on vellum by monks across Europe. Many of the Irish texts. Were preserved in Abbeys across the channel.
After his death, a small church was erected which developed into the. The first abbot of which was.
Was freed from its dependence of the. Made it an imperial institution. Gall, not from the name of its founder and first. But of the saint who had lived in this place and whose.Were honoured there the monastery and especially its celebrated. Played an illustrious part in Catholic and intellectual history until it was secularised in 1798.. Photos are of the actual coin that you will receive.. If there is any issue pertaining to your order from us, please.
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