Slovakia 2 euros 2017 - Academia Istropolitana

Obverse of Slovakia 2 euros 2017 - Academia Istropolitana
Details The coin is dedicated to 550th anniversarry of the establishment of Academia Istropolitana. The Universitas Istropolitana in Bratislava was arguably the third university to be found in the Kingdom of Hungary and the first university to be founded in the territory of present-day Slovakia. Despite its brief existence (1465–1491), it features prominently in Slovak historiography.The word "Istropolitana" is taken from the ancient Greek name for Bratislava, Istropolis, which means "Danube City".

In December 2015 Národná banka Slovenska announced the public contest for design of the coin.A total of 26 designs from 13 designers participated in the the competition and in February 2016 they were evaluated anonymously by the Evaluation Committee of commemorative designs and coin collection.

According to the Committee the winning design fully reflects the activities of the university and relates it to the place of their establishment. The central motif consists of the seated figures of a teacher and two students. In the background, a representative of the historical building of the University of Bratislava is shown, and at the top left of the coin a small medallion Matthias Corvinus, founder of the university.

Issue date: January 2017
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 "SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA" with two stars and a linden leaf in the middle
Comments Designer: Maria Poldaufová
Mintage 1,000,000 pieces

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