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2002 Italy 10 Euro Cent coin earrings Birth of Venus Italian renaissance painting Sandro Botticelli Uffizi Gallery Simonetta Vespucci Florence Tuscany Ponte Vecchio Medici Siena San Gimignano Rome Milan Venice Napoli Verona Perugia Modena Madonna n000220

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Italy 10 Euro Cent {2002-2018} 18S ML

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

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6x2 mm coil
• Metal: gold plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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