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Modern and ancient coins of Italy

The great Roman culture left behindrich heritage. And the Italian state, which arose on the wreckage of a huge empire, absorbed a lot of different traditions. Although in the age of globalization it is difficult to maintain identity, Italians honor their past by placing on the coins of Italy the most significant symbols of the state. The symbols of the European Union are displayed next to the historical monuments.

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Modern money in Italy: coins of small denomination

The Italian coins were put into circulation in 2002.New coins of Italy changed the lyre. It is noteworthy that the minted money of the EU has the reverse with all countries and a completely unique obverse with its national color.

1. One eurocentre.On the obverse of this moneymark is captured Castel del Monte - one of the monuments of the Roman Empire. The building is a unique construction of military architecture, in which the West and the East are combined.

2. Two euro cents.The national side is depicted in the form of the Turin Tower by the architect Antonelli. This is one of the highest brick buildings in Europe. At the moment, there is a cinematographic museum.

3. Five euro cents. On the obverse is the world-famous Colosseum. It is a symbol of Italy, which is more than 2000 years old. The amphitheater could accommodate 50 thousand people.

4. Ten euro cents. On the front side is the picture "The Birth of Venus". The artist Botticelli one of the brightest representatives of the Renaissance. Linen more than 500 years.

Modern coins of Italy of a large denomination

It is noteworthy that residents of the country voted for the images on the coins. Only on a 1 euro sign it was decided in advance to print a Vitruvian man da Vinci.

1. Twenty euro cents. On the obverse of the Italian coin of this denomination is the sculpture of Boccioni. It symbolizes the plasticity of a person's movement.

2. Fifty euro cents. On the front side of the statue of Marcus Aurelius. This statue is almost 2000 years old. In addition, the coin is decorated with a pattern of work by Michelangelo.

3. A coin of one euro. The figure of the Vitruvian man on the national side symbolizes the harmony and perfection of the human body with the outside world.

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4. The coin is two euros. This denomination is decorated with a portrait of Dante from the fresco of Raphael. Italians consider Alighieri the ancestor of his literary language.

Commemorative coins

Commemorative coins of Italy. The photo displays minted banknotes in nominal value of two euros. Every year is a new image devoted to important events:

  • For the first time a commemorative coin of 2 euro was issued in 2004. It was dedicated to the UN World Food Program.
  • The following year came a motive in the spirit of the Ancient Roman myths with the dedication to the anniversary of the EU Constitution.
  • In 2006, the Olympic Games took place in Turin. This topic has found a display on the obverse.
  • 2007 is the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which became the founder of the EEC.
  • 2008 is the anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
  • 2009 is marked by coinage of commemorative coins of two kinds on the occasion of the anniversary of the EU and the anniversary of Braille.
  • On the obverse of the commemorative coin in 2010 took the first prime minister of Italy.

In the following years Verdi, Pascoli, and the historical events of the country were marked on the national side of the coins.

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The ancient money of Italy: coins, photo copies

If you compile a collection of old Italianmoney, you can see what a variety of names existed on the territory of the modern state. Ancient coins of Italy are not limited to the recently replaced lyres.

1. Soldo. The roots of this bargaining chip are Ancient Rome. For small money in ancient times, they bought hired soldiers, so that "soldo" and soldiers are the same words.

2. Chentensimo. Long-lived coin - one-hundredth of a lira. "Centesimo" and "cent" are related words.

3. Carlino. Gold and silver coins of the times of Charles the First of Anjou. It was this money that replaced the lyre. They were on the move not only in Italy, but also in Malta.

4. The gadget.A small coin, was in motion in Venice. The name was consonant with the newspaper publisher, later, spread all over the world. It was exchanged for a few pieces of silver and minted from low quality silver. This type of coins - bilony, originally from the 16th century, is interesting mainly to numismatists.

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Modern images on the coins of Italy chosesociety. In 1998, the Italians voted by telephone. It is noteworthy that only coins of this country have their own unique obverse among the monetary symbols of the European Union.