The Baptism of Jesus (year 2001)
This gold medal of the Vatican was minted in 2001 and is the tenth in the series.
It opens the fourth trilogy about the life of JesusThe cycle of frescoes wanted by Pope Sixtus IV (1471 -1484) to decorate the Sistine Chapel made by him decorate and named in his honor, has the south wall dedicated to the stories of Moses and the north wall dedicated to the life of Christ.
In the "straight" is depicted "The Baptism of Christ" by the painter Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino (1445-1532).
" The detail depicts St. John the Baptist on the banks of the Jordan in the act of baptizing Christ in whose head hangs a white dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit. The caption on the medal reads: "Pietro Perugino – Il Battesimo di Cristo".
In the "reverse" is shown an external profile of the building which houses the Sistine Chapel. It is shown the inscription: "Sistine Chapel" and "Vatican Museums - X Year - 2001".
Diameter: 35 mm.
Weight: 34 grams in 18K Karati.
Coinage: 2000 copies, each coin has its own ID number stamped on the board.
Packaging: purple leather with gold emblem of the Vatican on the cover, wrapped in suede fabric.
Warranty certificate on parchment, certifying the authenticity and the specific number that identifies the Vatican gold medal. Signed by Casimir Cardinal Szoka Edmun.
Cost: EUR 980 - change in other currencies,
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