Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Italy 10 euro 2012 - Michelangelo

New silver issue:

"Artists: Michelangelo Buonarroti"

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) announced the issue of their latest coin which is part of the EUROPA series for 2012 which pays tribute to European Artists throughout the ages.

The coin's subject is Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 - 1564), or known simply as Michelangelo. The world renowned sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer during the Italian Renaissance period exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Michelangelo is most noted for having created two of the most influential works in fresco in history, the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The Statue of David completed by Michelangelo in 1504, is one of the most renowned works of the Renaissance.

(image and data by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Italian Mint

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