10 Cent 1954 - Saint Boniface


10 Cent 1954 - Saint Boniface
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General Description : Saint Boniface (Latin: Bonifacius) (c. 7th century – 5 June 754), the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid, Wynfrith, or Wynfryth in the kingdom of Wessex, probably at Crediton (now in Devon, England), was a missionary who propagated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He is the patron saint of Germany and the first archbishop of Mainz. He was killed in Frisia in 754, along with 52 others. His remains were returned to Fulda, where they rest in a sarcophagus which became a site of pilgrimage. Facts about Boniface's life and death as well as his work became widely known, since there is a wealth of material available—a number of vitae, especially the near-contemporary Vita Bonifatii auctore Willibaldi, and legal documents, possibly some sermons, and above all his correspondence.
Material Gold
Face value 10 Cent
Catalog code (Michel) 643
Catalog code NL-646
Print run 37.120.663
Issue date 16/06/1954
Designer Hubert Levigne
Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen
Perforation 12 1/2 x 12
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