The cross and crown of the badge of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary I class Belonged to Emperor Nicholas I. Austria-Hungary, first half of the XIXth century. Gold; punching, engraving, enamel on guilloche

The cross and crown of the badge of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary I class Belonged to Emperor Nicholas I. Austria-Hungary, first half of the XIXth century. Gold; punching, engraving, enamel on guilloche

Saint Stephen 7/8" Round Sterling Silver Medal

Saint Stephen 7/8" Round Sterling Silver Medal

March 31 Today is the feast day of Saint Stephen of Mar Saba.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Stephen was a nephew of John of Damascus who spent a half-century as a monk in the convent of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley in the West Bank, east of Bethlehem. Entering the monastery to train with his uncle when he was just 10 years old, Stephen was the youngest to do so (as traditionally, men were not allowed into the monastery until they were old enough to grow a beard.) Saint Stephen trained…

March 31 Today is the feast day of Saint Stephen of Mar Saba. Ora pro nobis. Saint Stephen was a nephew of John of Damascus who spent a half-century as a monk in the convent of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley in the West Bank, east of Bethlehem. Entering the monastery to train with his uncle when he was just 10 years old, Stephen was the youngest to do so (as traditionally, men were not allowed into the monastery until they were old enough to grow a beard.) Saint Stephen trained…

The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen - Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld

The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen - Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld

Fairytale luxury self-catering thatched cottage St Agnes, luxury thatched holiday Cottage St Agnes north Cornwall

Fairytale luxury self-catering thatched cottage St Agnes, luxury thatched holiday Cottage St Agnes north Cornwall

Big Ben, London... c. 1900.....R.Davies & Son, Little Nightrider Street, London..Wonderful Image..

Big Ben, London, c. 1900s

Big Ben, London... c. 1900.....R.Davies & Son, Little Nightrider Street, London..Wonderful Image..

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