450 years since the Gospel was printed in Romanian

 

450 years since the Gospel was printed in Romanian

Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 10 lei;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31.103 grams;
  • Dimension: diameter 37 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obverse – inscribed in a circle: the inscription “ROMANIA”, the image of a Gutenberg printing press and two books, the face value “10 LEI” and Romania’s coat of arms; on the rim, inscribed circularly is an excerpt from the Epilogue to the Gospel in Romanian printed by deacon Coresi in 1561: “MAI BINE E A GRAI CINCI CUVINTE CU INTELES, DECAT 10 MIE DE CUVINTE NEINTELESE IN LIMBA STRIINA” (‘RATHER SPEAK FIVE WORDS WITH MY UNDERSTANDING THAN TEN THOUSAND WORDS IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE’); within the exergue, the year of issue “2011”.

Reverse – a detail from the frontispiece of a page in the Gospel printed by deacon Coresi; to the left, the year when the gospel was printed “1561” and the name of the printer “CORESI”; on the rim, the half-circular inscription “450 DE ANI DE LA TIPARIREA EVANGHELIEI IN LIMBA ROMANA” (450 YEARS SINCE THE GOSPEL WAS PRINTED IN ROMANIAN).