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LAST JUDGEMENT Triptych 500th Anniversary Death Hieronymus Bosch Set 3 Silver Coin Tokelau 2016


This beautiful triptych Silver coins represents the 'The Last Judgement' by Hieronymus Bosch, created after 1482, currently resides at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. This set celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the death of the painter Hieronymus Bosch. The set will be shipped in an attractive case accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pcs worldwide.

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Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch (born Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken, 1450 – 1516) was a famous Dutch painter, he spent his entire artistic career in the small Dutch town of Hertogenbosch, from which he derived his name. His work is known for its use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives.
At the time of his death, Bosch was internationally celebrated as an eccentric painter of religious visions who dealt in particular with the torments of hell. During his lifetime Bosch's works were in the inventories of noble families of the Netherlands, Austria, and Spain, and they were imitated in a number of paintings and prints throughout the 16th century, especially in the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Bosch was a member of the religious Brotherhood of Our Lady, for whom he painted several altarpieces for the Cathedral of Saint John's, Hertogenbosch, all of which are now lost. The artist probably never went far from home, although records exist of a commission in 1504 from Philip the Handsome (later king of Castile), for a lost Last Judgment altarpiece. None of Bosch's pictures are dated, although the artist signed many of them.

  • CountryTokelau
  • Year2016
  • Face Value1 Dollar, 2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Size (mm)17.5 x 35, 35 x 35
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)3

The reverse of this coins depicts “The Last Judgement”, a masterpiece of the painter Hieronymus Bosch. The left panel depicts the Garden of Eden of the biblical history, depicted has a green landscape in the lower three-quarters. In the upper section Bosch portrayed God sitting on his throne, surrounded by a luminous halo. Around him is a cloudy sky, with angels fighting rebellious angels who are turning into devils as they fall. The central painting depicts a Last Judgement, basing on John's Book of Revelation. Above is Christ as a judge, surrounded by the Virgin Mary, John the Evangelist and the apostles. The celestial zone, painted in a bright blue, contrasts with the rest of the panel, which is occupied by a dark brownish punishment of the Damned, while the Blessed occupy only a small portion. Thematically, the hell at right is not different from the Last Judgement. Satan, in the center, receives the damned souls. The torture scenes continue in this panel, within a dark landscape dominated by flames and devilish figures. Each coin has the inscriptions: “The Last Judgement” – the name of the coin, “Hieronymus Bosch” – the name of the painter and “2016” – the issue year. The obverse of the coins depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, "Tokelau" – the issue country and "Two Dollars"/"One Dollar" – the face value.