SAINT QUENTIN – La Lieue de Jerusalem

The Middle Ages was a time of pilgrimages. Since most people could not make the grand pilgrimage to Jerusalem, considered by Christians to be the center of the world, and symbolizing the Kingdom of Heaven, they would make pilgrimages to important cathedrals such as Canterbury, Santiago de Compostella, Chartres, St.Quentin and so on. Once at place, they would end their pilgrimage by walking the labyrinth to the center, and then slowly retracing their steps to regain the ‘outside world.’ The labyrinth in the parish church of the Basilica of Saint-Quentin consists of black and white stones that cover the entire pavement of the nave of the church. The center of the labyrinth is black. A seven pointed star invites pilgrims to enter the pavement stone labyrinth. Le Basilique de St.-Quentin begun in 1195 and took 300 years to complete. The labyrinth was laid in 1495 and is also a medieval octagonal design.

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 34
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: SAINT QUENTIN
  • Country: France
  • Available: yes
  • Location: SAINT QUENTIN, France