This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin depicts "Venetian Mask" dedicated to the Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. . The coin features the High Relief technology with a beautiful 24K Gold Gilded Plating.
It's said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the Venice Republic against the Patriarch Of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven in the year 1162. In the honour of this victory, the people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square. Apparently, this festival started on that period and became official in the Renaissance. In the seventeenth century, the baroque carnival was a way to save the prestigious image of Venice in the world. It was very famous during the eighteenth century. It encouraged licence and pleasure, but it was also used to protect Venetians from present and future anguish. However, under the rule of the Holy Roman Emperor And later Emperor of Austria, Francis II, the festival was outlawed entirely in 1797 and the use of masks became strictly forbidden. It reappeared gradually in the nineteenth century, but only for short periods and above all for private feasts, where it became an occasion for artistic creations.
The reverse of the coin features a beautiful detailed close-up of a Venetian Mask with Venice in background.
|Weight (g)||62.2 (2 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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