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Silver Coin
Lauriacum

Product No. 18089

€  54.00

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Both a strategic Roman garrison on the Danube and the site of the martyrdom of St Florian, Lauriacum is the penultimate coin in our six-coin Rome on the Danube series. This marvellous 20 euro silver coin celebrates both historical moments in the wonderfully intricate fashion typical of this splendid series.

Christian Emperor Gratianus, who visited Lauriacum in AD 378, is depicted in profile on the coin’s obverse. Behind him stands St Florian, the patron saint of Austrian firefighters, holding a flag, a millstone and a palm of martyrdom. A Roman military commander, Florian refused to renounce his Christianity during Christian purges in AD 304 and paid the ultimate price when he was drowned in the River Enns at Lauriacum, which can be seen in the background of the coin’s reverse. In the foreground, a Roman ‘agrimensor’, or surveyor, involved in the construction of a bridge takes measurements with the help of a ‘groma’, while his plans and other geometrical tools lie on a table at his side.

Superbly struck in Proof quality with a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, each coin comes in a protective transparent acrylic capsule and a presentation box containing a numbered certificate of authenticity. For those keen to complete the whole six-coin collection a superb wooden case is also available for purchase.

Date of Issue 11 April 2012
Quality Proof
Series Rome on the Danube
Face Value 20 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
Diameter 34.00 mm
Alloy Silver Ag 900
Fine Weight 18.00 g
Total Weight 20.00 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2012 50,000

Both a strategic Roman garrison on the Danube and the site of the martyrdom of St Florian, Lauriacum is the penultimate coin in our six-coin Rome on the Danube series. This marvellous 20 euro silver coin celebrates both historical moments in the wonderfully intricate fashion typical of this splendid series.

Christian Emperor Gratianus, who visited Lauriacum in AD 378, is depicted in profile on the coin’s obverse. Behind him stands St Florian, the patron saint of Austrian firefighters, holding a flag, a millstone and a palm of martyrdom. A Roman military commander, Florian refused to renounce his Christianity during Christian purges in AD 304 and paid the ultimate price when he was drowned in the River Enns at Lauriacum, which can be seen in the background of the coin’s reverse. In the foreground, a Roman ‘agrimensor’, or surveyor, involved in the construction of a bridge takes measurements with the help of a ‘groma’, while his plans and other geometrical tools lie on a table at his side.

Superbly struck in Proof quality with a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, each coin comes in a protective transparent acrylic capsule and a presentation box containing a numbered certificate of authenticity. For those keen to complete the whole six-coin collection a superb wooden case is also available for purchase.

Date of Issue 11 April 2012
Quality Proof
Series Rome on the Danube
Face Value 20 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
Diameter 34.00 mm
Alloy Silver Ag 900
Fine Weight 18.00 g
Total Weight 20.00 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2012 50,000

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