Andorra 2012 7 x 10 diners The Seven Virtues Proof Silver Set

  The Theological and Cardinal and Virtues proved to be popular subject matter in the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods of Western Art. Most people who could afford art were Christian. Many believed the more they did on earth to pay tribute to God, the better their chances to get into heaven. Therefore, they paid to have large projects carried out to honor God. These persons were known as patrons. The virtues were chosen as a subject because they demonstrated a patron’s understanding of how one should live one’s life. 

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AD0030
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Country: Andorra Metal Purity: 999 Box: Yes
Year of Issue: 2012 Coin Weight: 31.1 g CoA: Yes
Face Value: 10 diners Dimensions: 30 x 45 mm Coin Accent: Pad printing, Unusual shape
ID: AD0030 Quality: Proof Mintage quantity: 4000 pcs
  The Theological and Cardinal and Virtues proved to be popular subject matter in the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods of Western Art. Most people who could afford art were Christian. Many believed the more they did on earth to pay tribute to God, the better their chances to get into heaven. Therefore, they paid to have large projects carried out to honor God. These persons were known as patrons. The virtues were chosen as a subject because they demonstrated a patron’s understanding of how one should live one’s life. 

   Pierodel Pollaiuolo (1443 –1496) was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. His brother was the artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo and the two frequently worked together. Their work shows both classical influences and an interest in human anatomy. Patronized by the Medici family, the brothers’ workshop produced articles of gold, bronze sculpture, paintings, and decorative work. Pieroand his brother complete six of the seven virtues now in the Galleria degli Uffizi (Gallery of Virtues) museum in Florence, Sandro Botticelli completed the depiction of Fortitude between 1469-1470.

   On the reverse side of each coin there is a personificated image of one of the seven Virtues in the shape of a beautiful woman that sits on a symbolic throne and holds symbolic items which specify her. The whole picture is enframed by the stylized ark. Below it there is an inscription that states a name of this  Virtue. On the obverse of each coin there is a Coat of Arms of Andorra and inscriptions "Principat d'Andorra", "10 D." and "2012".

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