The design shows Dante with an open book in his left hand and the Purgatory mountain at the back: detail from the illustration of the Divine Comedy painted by Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491) in the Dome of S. Maria del Fiore in Florence; in the centre, the monogram of the Italian Republic “RI”; at the right the inscription “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; below the inscription “SP”, initials of Silvia Petrassi and the dates “1265 2015”, i.e. the year of the anniversary and that of the coin’s issue respectively; arch shaped, the inscription “DANTE ALIGHIERI”. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Subject of commemoration
The 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri 1265-2015
Date of issue