The Last Judgement (year 1994)
This gold medal of the Vatican was minted in 1994 and is the third in the series. It closes the trilogy inspired by the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
In 1535 Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Clement VII to paint the Last Judgement on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.
In the "straight" is depicted the detail of a central scene taken from "Il Giudizio Universale". Michelangelo represents the time immediately preceding the sentence of God, with Christ the Judge in the act of rising from his throne of clouds, his arms raised as if to soothe the fury surrounding.
Next to him there is the Virgin.
The bottom of the coin reports the inscription: "Michelangelo".
In the "reverse" is reproduced the Christ, the Virgin, the Saints and Elect. The medal is written at the top "Anno 1994" and under "Musei Vaticani III".
Diameter: 35 mm.
Weight: 34 grams in 18 Karati.
Coinage: 1000 copies, each coin has its own ID number stamped on the board.
Packaging: purple leather case with golden emblem of the Vatican on the cover, wrapped in suede fabric.
Certified warranty on parchment, confirming the authenticity and the specific number that identifies the gold medal. Signed by the Cardinal Castillo Lara.
Cost: Euro 1150 - change in other currencies,
The Vatican gold medal can be requested by filling in the FORM.
P.S. It may not be available, given the small number of my private collection.
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