Slovakia have minted a new silver 10 Euro coin in Honor of the Slovak sculpture Master Paul of Levoča, as part of the EUROPA Silver Star series for 2012 featuring European artists.
The coin has been designed by Mária Poldaufová and was created at Kremnica Mint, in the heart of Europe. Master Pavol features on one side of the coin and the image of the Madonna from his Levoča altar, which was also depicted in the former 100 SKK banknotes, before Slovakia adopted the Euro.
Master Paul of Levoča was a medieval carver and sculptor, who was active during the 15th and 16th centuries. Perhaps his most famous work is the wooden altar in St. James church, in Levoča, which he completed in 1517. The Gothic altar is carved in wood and decorated with gold and at 18.62m high is actually the highest in Europe.
Both Master Pavol of Levoča and the Kremnica Mint feature in my new book, Letters From Slovakia. Check out below how you can order a copy!
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