RARE 2011 $10 Silver Proof Antique Square Coin-Sacred Art Holy Windows series-Basilica Sancti Petri
- Date Listed19/06/2018
Rare 2011 $10 Silver Proof Antique Square Coin from the Sacred Art Holy Windows series - Basilica Sancti Petri - Limited Mintage of 999 pieces
Own a piece of religious significance where the centre of the coin has the stained glass window found in the Basilica Sancti Petri (The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter) depicting the Holy Ghost in the form of a Dove.
BASILICA SANCTI PETRI
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano and commonly known as St. Peter’s Basilica, is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. St. Peter’s Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world.
St. Peter’s is famous as a place of pilgrimage, for its liturgical functions and for its historical associations. It is associated with the papacy, with the Counter-reformation and with numerous artists, most significantly Michelangelo. As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its age.
By Roman Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, also according to tradition, the first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. Tradition and some historical evidence hold that Saint Peter’s tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter’s since the Early Christian period. There has been a church on this site since the time of Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, replacing the Old St. Peter’s Basilica of the 4th century, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.
The coin is housed in an air-tight capsule within a beautifully designed wooden box.
Collection near Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT vicinity or a mutually agreed location
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