Isle of Man Includes Donatello Masterpiece on New Gold Crown Coin

March 8, 2016 in Art, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

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The Isle of Man Government has authorized (March 7) a new gold coin marking the 550th anniversary of the death of one of the world’s greatest sculptors. Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, (1386 – 1466), better known as Donatello, was the greatest Florentine sculptor before Michelangelo, and was the most influential individual artist of the 15th century in Italy.

Donatello studied classical sculpture, and used this to develop a fully Renaissance style that he then applied throughout his long and productive career. One of his most famous pieces is a bronze roundel depicting the Madonna and Child known as the… Full article at the source>

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