God the Father (year 2000)
This gold medal of the Vatican was minted in 2000 and is the ninth in the series. It is the last of the third trilogy dedicated to the Trinity.
Hall of Mysteries welcomes the magnificent fresco of the Annunciation painted by Pinturicchio (1454 - 1513). In the "straight" is depicted the particular "Dio Padre" blessing surrounded by a host of Angels.
The theme of the image invites us to reflect on the figure of the heavenly Father represented with an eye toward the scene of the annunciation to Mary that takes place before his eyes.
God the Father is portrayed when sending the Holy Spirit as a dove.
The caption on the medal reads: "Pinturicchio - Annunciazione - Part. Dio Padre".
In the "reverse" is taken "L'incoronazione della Vergine", a painting by Filippo Lippi, (1406 -1469) kept in the Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums.Virgin is portrayed kneeling with folded hands in the act of receiving the crown from Jesus Christ seated on a throne.is the inscription: "F. Lippi - Incoronazione della Vergine" and "Musei Vaticani - IX Anno 2000".
Diameter: 35 mm.
Weight: 34 grams in 18 Karati.
Coinage: 2000 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 Vatican gold medal. Signed by the Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka.
Cost: Euro 980 - change in other currencies,
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