10 euro – The Song of My Cid

Series: Spain – Silver 10 euro coins

The Song of My Cid is an anonymous epic poem that recounts heroic exploits inspired by the latter years in the life of the Castilian gentleman Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. It is the first extensive narrative work in Spanish literature penned in a Romance language. The Spanish Royal Mint, wishing to pay tribute to one of the most important works in the history of Spanish literature, has minted three theme-related collector coins. On the obverse is rendered a likeness of Doña Jimena, wife of the Cid Campeador. The reverse features the image of a medieval monk copying a text.