The Order is one of a number created by ‘Marie de Lusignan’, wife of ‘Guy de Lusignan’, self-styled Prince of Jerusalem, of Cyprus and of Armenia. The construction of the mosque and minaret within the monastery walls dates from this time, and aided the monastery is overcoming the difficulties of those times, and confirming the peaceful relations that had existed between the monastery and the local bedouins. Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item. This was especially true of the Sinai dependency at Herakleon, in Crete, which at that time was ruled by the Most Serene Republic of Venice. The monastery received special care from the Pope of Rome, and the Order of Saint Catherine was established for the protection of the monastery. Eventually she was tortured and executed for her faith. International. The monastery received special care from the Pope of Rome, and the Order of Saint Catherine was established for the protection of the monastery. This allows a dating of the basilica to within a few years. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase: Twenty-Two Percent (22%) of the Hammer Price. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on It is estimated that by the seventh century there were some six hundred monastics living in the region of Sinai. Famous for her beauty and intellect, she converted to Christianity and refused all offers of marriage. Battle of Varna, Christopher Columbus, History, Legends, Lithuania, Order of Saint Catherine of Sinai, Poland, Wladyslaw III Jan Matejko, Wladyslaw III at Varna , (Detail), 1879. During the eleventh century, in the years of Caliph Al-Hakim, the Sinai fathers endured many hardships. Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point. These all served as important educational centers, promoting religious and spiritual activities. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Knights of St. Catherine of Sinai must comply with the general requirements described below. Saint Catherine, Patron Saint of the Holy Monastery of Sinai. eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information. Saint Catherine was born in Alexandria towards the end of the third century, and was educated in philosophy, rhetoric, poetry, music, mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. For a better view experience we use cookies. Centered at the site of the Burning Bush, the early anchorites settled throughout the south Sinai, where the traces of their chapels and cells can be seen to this day. Recognize the Christian foundations of the Order. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The Crusades and the establishment of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (AD 1099-1270) promoted the monastery as a place of pilgrimage, thus ending the earlier isolation that had lasted for some 350 years. This item is part of The Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection. The monastery received the support of numerous rulers during this time, both Christian and Moslem. The investiture . Assmann & Söhne Quality Control Insignia Collection, eMedals Presents; A Finely Curated Selection of International Miniature Awards & Decorations, eMedals Presents; A Finely Curated Selection of German Awards. The flourishing of Sinai monasticism was greatly aided by the command of the Emperor Justinian (who reigned from 527-565 AD) to construct a great basilica at the site of the Burning Bush, and high surrounding walls. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. Armed Forces & Ustasha Badges, Awards, Other, Customs Service Awards & Insignia & Other, Groups & Single Decorations For Gallantry, Royal Air Force Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, Groups & Single Victorian Campaign Medals (1837-1901), Groups & Single Campaign Medals (1902-Present), Colonial Auxiliary Forces Medals & Decorations, Groups & Single Campaign Medals 1902-present, Groups & Single Victorian Campaign Medals 1837-1901, Groups & Single Decorations for Gallantry, A Gentleman's Collection; A Comprehensive Selection of 20th Century American Gallantry & Casualty Awards, A Fine Collection of American Society & Association Membership Badges, eMedals Presents a Gentleman's Collection; Germany 1933-1945, The Notable Figures Auction Series - The Estate of SS-Obergruppenführer Arthur Seyss-Inquart, The F.W.