The Saint George and the Dragon Plaque depicts Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος Georgios, Latin: Georgius; c. 275-303 a.d.) who became an example of bravery in defense of the poor and defenseless and is now the patron saint of England, soldiers, archers, calvary, chivalry, and the Boy Scouts. He is one of the most revered saints and most prominent military saints in Christianity. Saint George, a Roman soldier and later officer in the Guard of Diocletian, was martyred for his Christian faith. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon. This plaque is the ideal gift for birthdays, first communions, confirmations, and on the feast day of St. George on April 23rd.
A Solid Bronze Plaque in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p11k – 2 x 1.8 inches), medium (p7m – 4 x 3.25 inches) and large (p295g – 7.75 x 6.4 inches), this solid bronze plaque will hang easily on most any wall in the office or in the home. This plaque was carefully created and cast in Germany by a world-renowned master goldsmith. This plaque is a noble and faithful depiction of Saint George, the perfect gift for that special “George” in your life!
Saint George and the Dragon
Although Saint George certainly existed, we know very little about him. Most of the legends about him are apocryphal and simply incredible. The cult of St. George and the legend of his slaying the dragon was disseminated throughout Europe thanks to the 1265 publication of the Legenda Sanctorum (Readings on the Saints), later known as the Legenda Aurea (The Golden Legend). In the depiction on this plaque, St. George slays the dragon while princess Sabra looks on.