Italy 2 Euro 2015 Dante

To commemorate the fact that Danté Alighieri was born 800 years ago Italy has issued the 2 Euro 2015 "Dante". Dante, together with Boccaccio and Petrarca,... Read more
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Additional Information

SKU IT15-2EURO2
Extra verzendkosten Nee
Theme Dante
Worth 2 euro
Metal Koper-nikkel-messing
Country Italy
Quality UNC
Circulation 3.500.000
Year 2015
Weight 8,5 gram
Diameter 25,75
Category Special 2 euro coins

Product Description

To commemorate the fact that Danté Alighieri was born 800 years ago Italy has issued the 2 Euro 2015 "Dante". Dante, together with Boccaccio and Petrarca, had a great influence on the Cultural Renewal in his time. This led to more Humanism and modern culture. Dante is not only an icon of literature but was also very influential on the medieval cult. He has masterfully described this in his famous works. Internationally, his works are still seen as the greatest literary masterpieces. On the coin Dante is portrayed reading a book which is held in his left hand. In the background you can see the Mountain of the Purgatory. The mountain of Purgatory is described in his works and was painted by Michelangelo. Furthermore, the text Dante Alighieri is shown on the coin. The letters RI (Repubblica Italiana) and the years 1215 and 2015 are also shown. Naturally, the 12 stars of Europe are also on the coin. The circulation of this coin is 3,500,000 copies and the quality of the coin is UNC