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Commemorative coin

The 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri (1265-2015)

Official Journal of the European Union

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 depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 93/04

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted


Silvia Petrassi

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Circulation coins 22.07.2015Rolls of 25 coins3.485.0002,00
Coincard BU26.06.2015Coincard, contains 2€ CC «The 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri (1265-2015)» and a 2€ circulation coin15.00018,00