Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an painter, writer, and architect, famous for his biographies of Italian artists, and he is now considered the ideological founder of art-historical writing.
The central part of the coin shows a detail of the painting by Giorgio Vasari "Giuditta decapita Oloferne" (Giuditta decapitates Oloferne). On the bottom, the dates "1511-2011", on the left "G. Vasari" and the mintmark "R", on the right the name of the issuing country "San Marino" and the initials of the author Claudia Momoni "CM ". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.
Subject of commemoration
The 500th anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari
Date of issue