25 euro - Seventh Centenary of the death of Dante Alighieri
The Vatican State Mint commemorates the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri with two numismatic issues: a 2 euro bimetallic coin and a 25 euro rectangular silver coin. The 2 euro bimetallic coin is issued in the double version (brilliant uncirculated and proof). In the coin design artist Patrizio Daniele reproduces the face of Dante next to one of the most famous monuments of Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio. Dante was born in Florence in 1265 and died in Ravenna in 1321, far from his beloved city. In exile he composed his greatest work, the Divine Comedy, thanks to which Dante is considered a universal author. Daniela Longo designed the 25 euro silver rectangular coin, colorized with four colors. The artist places the face of Dante in the silver frame of the coin. The detail is taken from the famous fresco “The Parnassus”, painted by Raffaello Sanzio in 1510, located in the Room of the Segnatura in the Vatican Museums.