Vatican City 50-LIRE (KM187)
Vatican City 50-LIRE (KM187)

Vatican City 50-LIRE (KM187) Lion of St. Mark

The Lion of St. Mark is a representation of the evangelist St. Mark (and is also the symbol of Venice). The winged beast is holding the book of St. Mark. The mythology says that a lion is one of four animals that hangs out around the throne of God -- because of course God likes cats -- but beyond that there is little agreement on the symbolism.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 24.6 mm
  • Composition: Stainless Steel
  • CAT#: KM187

Obverse Legend

IOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. A.VI MCMLXXXV

Reverse Legend

CITTA DEL VATICANO L.50

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