The relief pewter emblem on this beer stein shows St. George slaying the dragon. 22K gold hand-painted decorations and a cream and black tone accents this majestic beer stein. Stylized griffins, hops and wheat adorn the sides in relief. The lid features a pewter dragon guarding a crystal.
The Legend of St. George
According to crusader legend, a Dragon made his nest near a city in Libya guarding their essential spring. To appease the dragon and gain access to their water supply the people of the city drew lots each day to choose a human sacrifice. Eventually the princess was drawn in the lot and her father, the king begged for her life to no avail. As luck would have it, St. George happened to pass by this town the same day and heard of the tragic situation. He swiftly rode to the dragon's nest and moved the princess out of harm's way. After making the sign of the cross, he distracted the dragon with his lance and wounded it with his sword. He then bound the dragon and took it to the city center. There in the presence of the towns people he shouted "Behold the power of God!" and slayed the dragon. In doing so the town was so moved by his actions, they converted to Christianity.
First told in the 5th Century A.D. this legend used the dragon to symbolize Paganism being slayed by the victorious sword of Christianity, or good triumphing over evil. St. George became a symbol for courage, devotion, piety, leadership, truthfulness and dedication among the Crusaders.
Limited edition of 5,000 individually numbered pieces Worldwide!
Made by Zoller & Born of Germany
Volume: 1/2 Liter
Height: approx. 11"
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