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2005 Italy 10 Euro Cent coin bangle bracelet Birth of Venus oil painting Sandro Botticelli Uffizi Gallery Florence Rome Venice Milano Turin Palermo Napoli Cagliari Pisa Bologna Siena Matera Perugia Bergamo b000013

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Italy 10 Euro Cent {2002-2018} 8S 2H02

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front: A detail of the "Birth of Venus", a tableau painted by Sandro Botticelli circa 1485, is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe

The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere [ˈnaʃʃita di ˈvɛːnere]) is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been painted in the mid 1480s. It has long been suggested that Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici under the influence of his cousin Lorenzo de' Medici, close patron to Botticelli. However, there are no documents associated with the painting, and its first identification with the Medici family only comes in the 1550 edition of Vasari's Lives. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as an adult woman, arriving at the shore (which is related to the Venus Anadyomene motif). The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

back: A map, next to the facial value, symbolizes the gathering of the fifteen nations of the European Union

• quantity 1
• polished coin
• composition: 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin
• diameter: 19.75 mm
• weight: 4.1 g

* comes with a polished antique gold color brass adjustable {expandable} wire bangle bracelet 2-3/4 inches across & a sturdy gauge, about 16 mm.

* this premade wire bangle doesn't have a clasp. It works with a sliding structure, making it adjustable.

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