San Marino 2 euros 2018 - Tintoretto

San Marino 2 euros 2018 - Tintoretto San Marino 2 euros 2018 - Tintoretto San Marino 2 euros 2018 - Tintoretto
Obverse of San Marino 2 euros 2018 - Tintoretto
Details The coin marks the 500 years since the Birth of Tintoretto, Tintoretto was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Venetian school. The speed with which he painted, and the unprecedented boldness of his brushwork, were both admired and criticized by his contemporaries. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterised by his muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective, in the Mannerist style.

In his youth, Tintoretto was also known as Jacopo Robusti as his father had defended the gates of Padua in a way that others called robust, against the imperial troops during the War of the League of Cambrai (1509–16). His real name "Comin" was discovered by Miguel Falomir of the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and was made public on the occasion of the retrospective of Tintoretto at the Prado in 2007. Comin translates to the spice cumin in the local language.

The center of the coin depicts the embrace between the Madonna and Elisabetta, detail taken from the painting 'Visitazione' by Tintoretto, conserved at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
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 '2 EURO' and *** repeated four times
Comments Designer: Luciana De Simoni "LDS" - Legend: the dates "1518-2018" and the words "SAN MARINO" and "TINTORETTO"

Issue date: 5 April 2018
Mintage 60,500 pieces

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