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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 50, December 3, 2000, Article 10

FEATURED WEB SITE 

   This week's featured web pages are devoted to Saint Eligius. 
   This past Friday, December1st, was the festival day of St. Eligius. 
   Most commonly known as the patron saint of goldsmiths and 
   blacksmiths,  Eligius is also considered to be the patron saint 
   of minters, minting, numismatics, and numismatists. 

   From http://www.catholic.org/saints/saints/eligius.html: 
   "Eligius (also known as Eloi) was born around 590 near 
   Limoges in France. He became an extremely skillful metalsmith 
   and was appointed master of the mint under King Clotaire II 
   of Paris. Eligius developed a close friendship with the King 
   and his reputation as an outstanding metalsmith became 
   widespread. With his fame came fortune. Eligius was very 
   generous to the poor, ransomed many slaves, and built several 
   churches and a monastery at Solignac." 

      http://www.catholic.org/saints/saints/eligius.html: 

   To see what St. Eligius may have looked like, refer to the 
   painting "St. Eligius in His Workshop", created in 1449 by 
   Petrus Christus (active 1444-1472/73 Oil on wood, 98 x 85 
   cm,  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  The second 
   page shows a statue of St. Eligius in France. 

      http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/c/christus/eligius.html 
      http://www.keenjunk.com/sketchbk/sh80409a.htm 

   For details of his life, see The Medieval Sourcebook: The 
   Life of St. Eligius, 588-660 

      http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/eligius.html 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society 

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