Italy 2 euros 2016 - 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello

Obverse of Italy 2 euros 2016 - 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello
Details Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance sculptor from Florence. He studied classical sculpture worked in stone, bronze, wood, clay, stucco and wax. He had several assistants, with four perhaps being a typical number. Though his best-known works were mostly statues in the round, he developed a new, very shallow, type of bas-relief for small works, and a good deal of his output was larger architectural reliefs.

The center of the coin depicts the head of the bronze sculpture titled David. Donatello's work was completed around 1440 and it is currently displayed at the Bargello Museum in Florence. To the left the inscribed initials "IR" of the issuing country (Italy) and the years of commemoration "1466" and "2016", Above the head the mintmark of the Italian mint in Rome "R" and to the right the initials "CM" of the designer.

Issue date: May 2016
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
Edge Combination of the number 2 and * repeated six times
Comments Designer: Claudia Momoni - Legend: DONATELLO
Mintage 1,500,000 pieces

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