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Eternal Sculptures - Rape of Proserpina $10 2oz .999 silver coin.
This is the third release in the unique "Eternal Sculptures" series, dedicated to one of Bernini's masterpieces, the Rape of Proserpina. The coin has two-sides Smartminting, features marble effect, has unbelievable details on the High Relief surface and a Black Proof quality.
Mintage: only 999 pcs. worldwide.
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|Face Value :||10 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 999 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Eternal Sculptures|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
The Rape of Proserpina (Italian: Ratto di Proserpina) is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only twenty-three years old at its completion. It depicts the Abduction of Proserpina, where Proserpina is seized and taken to the underworld by the god Pluto.
As with many of Bernini's early works, it was commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, possibly alongside a portrait of Scipione's uncle Pope Paul V (who had died in 1621). Bernini received at least three payments for the statue, of value of at least 450 Roman scudi. The sculpture was begun in 1621 and completed in 1622. Quite soon after completion, the statue was given by Scipione to Cardinal Ludovisi in 1622, who transported it to his villa. Purchased by the Italian State, it returned to the Villa Borghese in 1908.
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