Italy 2 euros 2015 - 750th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri (Colored)

Obverse of Italy 2 euros 2015 - 750th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri
Details The second Italian commemorative coin for 2015 marks the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri. Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante, was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comed├Ča (modern Italian: Commedia) and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

The drawing shows Dante with an open book in his left hand and the mountain of purgatory as background: detail from the Divine Comedy painted by Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491) in the dome of the church of Sa Maria del Fiore Florence; in the center, the monogram of the Italian Republic, "RI"; to the right, the inscription "R", the identifying mark of the factory of the coin of Rome; at the bottom, the inscription "SP" stands for Silvia Petrassi, and the dates 1265 and 2015, ie, the anniversary year and the issuance of currency, respectively; arched, the inscription "Dante Alighieri".

issue date: 26 June 2015
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: Silvia Petrassi

This coin has been artificially colorized

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