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Malta CARAVAGGIO - THE BEHEADING ST JOHN THE BAPTIST series MASTERS OF ART €100 Silver Coin 2022 Proof 1.5 Kg Kilo / 48 oz


Product Code: MI-S-KG-22-01
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Metal Silver
Mintage 100
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 48.23
Denomination (EURO) €100
Weight (g) 1500 (1.5 Kilo)
Size (mm) 280 x 400 mm
Year of Issue 2022
Country Malta
Edge Smooth
Quality Proof
Decoration Rimless; High quality minting and printing
Package Hand-crafted wooden baroque frame
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Serial number Yes
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Largest ever produced silver Euro coin 40 x 28cm.
The first 100 Euro coin issued from the Central Bank of Malta.
Individually hand-crafted wooden baroque frame.

The only painting currently known to bear his signature. The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (1608) is an oil painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610). Measuring 12 ft (3.7 m) by 17 ft (5.2 m), it depicts the execution of John the Baptist. It is located in the Oratory of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. According to Andrea Pomella in "Caravaggio: An Artist through Images (2005)", the work is widely considered to be Caravaggio's masterpiece as well as "one of the most important works in Western painting." Jonathan Jones has described The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist as one of the ten greatest works of art of all time: "Death and human cruelty are laid bare by this masterpiece, as its scale and shadow daunt and possess the mind."


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