The Conversion of St. Paul (year 2005)
This gold medal of the Vatican was minted in 2005 and is the fourteenth in the series. It is the second medal of the fifth trilogy dedicated to the life of the Apostles.
In the south aisle of the Papal Palace is the Pauline Chapel, built by Pope Paul III (1534 - 1549).chapel contains the last two frescoes by Michelangelo, painted between 1543 and 1550 at the age of 70 years, the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter.
In the "straight" the Apostle is depicted lying on the ground after falling from his horse, blinded by the light shining from above.
Damascus is glimpsed in the right background, the aim of the trip.
The caption on the medal above refers: "Michelangelo" and under "La conversione di San Paolo".
In the "reverse" is represented a beautiful image of the Basilica of San Paolo. One of the four patriarchal basilicas of Rome. St.Paul was buried after his martyrdom in the year 67 AD. The medal bears the inscription: "Basilica di San Paolo – Musei Vaticani – XIV Anno - 2005".
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 Edmun Casimir Szoka.
Cost: EUR 1150 - change in other currencies,
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