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750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri 1265-2015

Price: 7.50 €

750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri 1265-2015

Vendor code: 20152109100100
Year: 2015
Issuing volume: 3500000
Country: Italy
Events: 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri 1265-2015

The design shows Dante with an open book in his left hand and the Purgatory mountain at the back: detail from the illustration of the Divine Comedy painted by Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491) in the Dome of S. Maria del Fiore in Florence; in the centre, the monogram of the Italian Republic ‘RI’; at the right the inscription ‘R’, identifying the Mint of Rome; below the inscription ‘SP’, initials of Silvia Petrassi and the dates ‘1265 2015’, i.e. the year of the anniversary and that of the coin’s issue respectively; arch shaped, the inscription ‘DANTE ALIGHIERI’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

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