Italy 2 euros 2002 - Portrait of Raphael of Dante Alighieri

Obverse of Italy 2 euros 2002 - Portrait of Raphael of Dante Alighieri

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Krause - Mishler KM# 217
Details The portrait is housed in the Pope Julius II Wing of the Vatican Palace.

Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante, was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comed├Ča and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times
Comments Designer: Maria Carmela Colaneri
Mintage 328,000,000 pieces

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