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1902 Maundy Set - $107 (Kailua-Kona)

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condition: good
The set includes an educational booklet originally published in 1969 (revised 1976) and signed by the author. Coins are 0.925 sterling silver.

British/Christian Tradition.
The Maundy ceremony is inspired by Christian tradition, in which Jesus washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. The Royal Maundy ceremony was first recorded in 1210 when King John gave gifts of clothing and food to the poor of Knaresborough in Yorkshire. Three years later John was recorded to have given gifts of silver coins, beginning the tradition of Maundy Money.

The ceremony continued to evolve throughout the middle ages, with Henry IV declaring that the amount of Maundy Money given should be equivalent to the age of the monarch. The washing of feet was obviously controversial, and often the poor people selected would have their feet washed several times before the monarch performed the pedilavium (feet-washing ceremony). The act would not last beyond the 18th century.
Please contact Richard if you would like to own this peace of history.

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