Sunday, November 18, 2012

1740 Benedict XIV 1/2 ScR

During this post-Reformation century the Christians of Europe continued (in the eyes of the Church) to need reminders about the primacy of St. Peter, the "rock upon which I will build my Church."
Hence many coins have images of St. Peter on the obverse, as does this coin. On the reverse there is a set of keys. "What you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; what you loose on Earth will be loose in heaven." There has only been one other Pope named Benedict between 1740 and 2005.

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