The design depicts a detail of the Dea Roma, a sculpture by Angelo Zanelli inserted in the center of the Altare della Patria, a large votive altar dedicated to the Italian nation set in the Vittoriano complex in Rome. Above, the legend “ROMA CAPITALE”; on the right, the dates “•1871•2021•”, the year of the proclamation of Rome as the Capital of Italy and that of the coin’s issue respectively; on the left, “RI”, acronym of the Italian Republic, and “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; in exergue, “UP”, initials of the designer Uliana Pernazza.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Subject of commemoration
150th Anniversary of the institution of Rome Capital of Italy
Date of issue