San Marino - 2 Euro, Sandro Botticelli, 2010
The coin celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Sandro Botticelli. Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). Less than a hundred years later, this movement, under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, was characterized by Giorgio Vasari as a "golden age", a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. His posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera.
2 EURO COMMEMORATIVE
Issue year: 2010
Face Value: 2 Euro
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