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Coin dedicated to Dante’s Purgatory in the 700 / o anniversary – Books

Coin dedicated to Dante’s Purgatory in the 700 / o anniversary – Books
Coin dedicated to Dante’s Purgatory in the 700 / o anniversary – Books
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(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 14 – As part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet, the State Printing Office and Mint mintes the second coin dedicated to the work and figure of Dante Alighieri. Issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the coin celebrates the Divine Comedy and this year is dedicated to Purgatory.

The coin was made in silver, Fior di Conio version, with a nominal value of 5 euros and a circulation of 6000 pieces.

The second is in gold, proof version, with a nominal value of 20 euros and a circulation of 1500 pieces.

Created by the artist Claudia Momoni, the coin depicts on the obverse the profile of Dante Alighieri, a detail inspired by a work by Sandro Botticelli (private collection) and in the lap, the inscription “ITALIAN REPUBLIC” closed by a star.

On the reverse, a representation of Purgatory surrounded by the sea, the sun and the stars, on the top of which, at the end of the last frame, a wall of fire and the Divine Forest stand out; in the round, the verse “PURE AND WILLING TO GO UP TO THE STARS”, towards which closes the canticle of Purgatory. On the right, the value “5 EURO”; on the left “R”, identification of the Mint of Rome; below, the date “2022”, year of issue of the coin, and the signature of the author “MOMONI”. The presence of colored elements characterizes the silver version.

Description and availability for the purchase of the coins of the Numismatic Collection 2022 are published on the portal www.shop.ipzs.it (ANSA).

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