(27-10-2023) 10 EURO SILVER COIN (PROOF) 2023 - THE TWELVE APOSTLES: SAINT JAMES THE GREATER

(27-10-2023) 10 EURO SILVER COIN (PROOF) 2023 - THE TWELVE APOSTLES: SAINT JAMES THE GREATER

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The Vatican Mint dedicates the 10 euro silver coin, FS version, to another apostle, Saint James the Greater. Artist Marco Ventura places the image of Saint James in the centre of the coin, referring to a common iconography that shows a man with a long beard wearing a pilgrim’s cloak, holding a staff and carrying a pilgrim’s pouch. On his broad-brimmed hat is a seashell, a symbol of life and rebirth. James was the first apostle to be martyred. His relics were taken to Galicia where in 830, thanks to a phenomenon of star-like lights, they were rediscovered. In that place in 1075 the construction of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Campus Stellae) began, later to become one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations.

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Data sheet

Title
Ag 925/1000
Set Price
Euro 69.00
Legal weight
22 g
Diameter
34 mm
Nominal values
10 Euro
Scultor
Marco Ventura
Engraver
Valerio De Seta
Mint
IPZS (Italy)
Mintange
3,300
Bordo circolare
MISERANDO ATQUE ELIGENDO + MMXXIII+
Versione
Proof