This beautiful Silver coin is the ninth release in the “Ave Maria” series, featuring the most distinguished works of art of the Renaissance. In this edition - Fra Bartolomeo. The coin has a beautiful Gold plating, in a Proof quality.
Fra Bartolomeo or Bartolommeo OP (28 March 1472 – 31 October 1517), also known as Bartolommeo di Pagholo, Bartolommeo di S. Marco, and his original name Baccio della Porta, was an Italian Renaissance painter of religious subjects. He spent all his career in Florence until his mid-forties, when he travelled to work in various cities, as far south as Rome. He trained with Cosimo Roselli and in the 1490s fell under the influence of Savonarola, which led him to become a Dominican friar in 1500, renouncing painting for several years. He was instructed to resume painting for the benefit of his order in 1504, and then developed an idealized High Renaissance style, seen in his Vision of St Bernard of that year, now in poor condition but whose “figures and drapery move with a seraphic grace that must have struck the young Raphael with the force of revelation”. He remained friends with Raphael, and each influenced the other.
The reverse of the coin shows the wonderful reproduction of the painting by Fra Bartolomeo. The obverse of the coin presents the Coat of Arms of Cameroon and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” - the issuing country, “2018” – the year of issue and “500 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.
|Denomination||500 FRANCS CFA|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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