As a continuation of the theme initiated in 2010 for 2 euro commemorative coins to commemorate properties and sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the FNMT-RCM issues the tenth coin in this series, this time dedicated to the Old Town of Avila.
Founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors, this 'City of Saints and Stones', the birthplace of St Teresa and the burial place of the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada, has kept its medieval austerity. This purity of form can still be seen in the Gothic cathedral and the fortifications which, with their 82 semicircular towers and nine gates, are the most complete in Spain.
The medieval wall and the Romanesque churches outside the walls of San Pedro, San Vicente, San Andrés and San Segundo, are the elements expressly mentioned in the inscription, and those that give its name to it: 'Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros churches'.
On the front of this coin is reproduced the image of the Walls of Avila , universal monument admired for its spectacularity, which reaches a perimeter of 2,516 meters with 87 towers.
The coin, individually hand-minted utilizing specially treated blanks and dies that ensure maximum quality, is presented in a stylish coin case that protects and at the same time allows a perfectly clear view of both faces of it.
The characteristics of the piece are as follows:
2-euro commemorative coin
- Weight: 8,50 g
- Diameter: 25,75 mm
- Quality: Proof
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