Madonna and Child
World Heritage Series
This gilded silver coin with a flat edge is dedicated to the “World Heritage”. This “Madonna and Child” by Sano di Pietro (1405-1481) retains its original frame carved in one with the panel. The modeling is proportionally rather deep for the scale of the painting. The alternating blue and gilt blocks of the dentil, that encircle the Virgin and Child like a halo of stars, are due to the intervention of the restorer/faker Icilio Federico Joni, who described this panel in his biography of 1936. An identical roundel framed the “Stigmatization of Saint Francis” by Sano di Pietro, owned by Giulio Grisaldi del Taia and then by F. Mason Perkins in the early twentieth century. The companion model has disappeared since then…
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver (Gilded)
- Finish: Proof/Coloured Edgeless Print
- Edge: Flat
- Year of Issue: 2014
- Mintage: 999
- Diameter: 40 mm
- Weight: 1oz – 31.1g
The reverse depicts the beautifully designed image the Madonna with Child. The coin is designed to match the original “Madonna with Child” image, located in the Italian Metropolitan Museum. The the coin is very detailed, and the characters are molded in high relief from the gilded background.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin is packaged inside an elegantly lacquered wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, that itself is a perfect stage to this remarkable coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.