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2 Euro coin 2018 San Marin – Tintoretto

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UNC 2 euros coin in coin card.
Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr 75%
copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 65 000 pieces
Date of issue: 2018

Description

Tintoretto  born Jacopo Comin, late September or early October, 1518 – May 31, 1594) was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterised by his muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective, in the Mannerist style.

In his youth, Tintoretto was also known as Jacopo Robusti as his father had defended the gates of Padua in a way that others called robust, against the imperial troops during the War of the League of Cambrai (1509–1516). His real name “Comin” was discovered by Miguel Falomir of the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and was made public on the occasion of the retrospective of Tintoretto at the Prado in 2007. Comin translates to the spice cumin in the local language.