Saint Laurence

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As the Abbey Church is dedicated to St. Laurence the Abbey Shop commissioned a medal in silver.

St. Laurence was the deacon and martyr of Rome (d. 258 AD). Although probably not historically accurate, the story was that he was roasted on a Gridiron on the orders of Valerian.

Depictions of St. Laurence are often of a Gridiron, but also, as in a stone carving in the Abbey Church at Ampleforth with a purse of money to record his Almsgiving