Was born toward the end of the third century.
His uncle, the Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, ordained him a priest, and appointed him abbot of a monastery; and on the death of the Archbishop he was elected Bishop of the vacant See.
Throughout his life he retained the bright manners of his early years, and showed himself the special protector of the innocent and the wronged.
Nicholas once heard that a person who had fallen into poverty intended to abandon his three daughters to a life of sin. Determined, if possible, to save, their innocence, the Saint went out by night, and, taking with him a bag of gold, flung it into the window of the sleeping father and hurried off.
He, on awaking, deemed the gift a Godsend, and with it dowered his eldest child. The Saint, overjoyed at his success, did the same for the second daughter, but the third time, as he stole away, the father, who was watching, overtook him and kissed his feet, saying "Nicholas, why do you conceal yourself from me? You are my helper, and the one who has delivered my soul and my daughters' from hell".
St. Nicholas is usually presented by the side of a barrel, where a certain man had concealed the bodies of his three children whom he had killed, but who were restored to life by the Saint.
This is a close up to show all the detail of this beautiful medal