RAPE OF PROSERPINA Eternal Sculptures 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2018

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This marvellous 2 Oz Silver coin is the third release in the much awaited “Eternal Sculptures” series, dedicated to one of Bernini’s masterpieces – the Rape of Proserpina. The coin features the Smartminting technology on both faces, has a wonderful marble effect, has unbelievable details, has a Black Proof quality and a limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Palau
Year 2018
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Black Proof
Mintage (pcs) 999
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Rape of Proserpina
The Rape of Proserpina (Italian: Ratto di Proserpina) is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only twenty-three years old at its completion. It depicts the Abduction of Proserpina, where Proserpina is seized and taken to the underworld by the god Pluto. As with many of Bernini's early works, it was commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, possibly alongside a portrait of Scipione's uncle Pope Paul V (who had died in 1621). Bernini received at least three payments for the statue, of value of at least 450 Roman scudi. The sculpture was begun in 1621 and completed in 1622. Quite soon after completion, the statue was given by Scipione to Cardinal Ludovisi in 1622, who transported it to his villa. Purchased by the Italian State, it returned to the Villa Borghese in 1908.

Entführung von Proserpina Silber Skulpturen für die Ewigkeit Auflage nur 999 Exemplare.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin reproduces the incredible front view of the famous sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the Rape of Proserpina. An exceptional high relief and the use of a special paint to recreate the sculpture’s natural marble look, emphasizes the extraordinary beauty of this piece of art in miniature. All around the reverse, a floral decorative pattern completes the coin. On the right side of the reverse, the wonderful logo of the series and the inscriptions: “ETERNAL SCULPTURES” - the name of the series and “RAPE OF PROSERPINA” – the name of the coin. On the bottom of the reverse, the year of issue written in Roman numbers: “MMXVIII” - 2018. The obverse of the coin reproduces the back view of the sculpture, using the same finishes and marble effect. All around of the obverse, a beautiful decorative pattern. On the left side, the Coat of Arms of Palau and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issuing country and “10 DOLLARS” – the face value.

 
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