10 euro silver coin dedicated to Godfrey of Bouillon, knight that more than anybody else embodied this value, PROOF.
This is the second coin of the new series "Knights' Tales".
Godfrey of Bouillon was one of the leaders of the First Crusade.
Having joined the First Crusade in 1095, at the request of Pope Urban II, Godfrey and the army of crusaders travelled along the Rhine and Danube rivers, taking different routes to get to Constantinople, where they reunited. The talk was of an army of 50,000 men, among them 7,000 knights. After three long, harsh years, the rest of the crusaders finally made it to Jerusalem in the summer of 1099. Following a month-long siege, they conquered the Jerusalem Citadel, and murdered Jews and Muslims in acts of bloody retribution.
Godfrey was the also first to use the cross of Jerusalem.