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  • 2 Euro 2014, KM# 117, Slovenia, 600th Anniversary of the Crowning of Barbara of Cilli
  • 2 Euro 2014, KM# 117, Slovenia, 600th Anniversary of the Crowning of Barbara of Cilli
Description

The Republic of Slovenia issued a commemorative coin to mark the 600th anniversary of the coronation of Barbara of Celje.

Barbara of Cilli (1392–1451), was the spouse of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund and as such Holy Roman Empress. She was crowned Queen of Hungary in 1408, Queen of Germany in 1414 (being the last consort to be crowned in Aachen), Holy Roman Empress in 1433 and Queen of Bohemia in 1437, shortly before her husband's death. She was actively involved in politics and economy of her times, independently administering large feudal fiefdoms and taxes, and was instrumental in creating the famous royal Order of the Dragon. She served as the regent of the Hungarian kingdom in the absence of her husband. Barbara was the daughter of Herman II, Count of Celje, and Countess Anna of Schaunberg.

Obverse

Depicts, with a lined pattern, the portrait of the Queen Barbara of Cilli with her sceptre. On the image are placed three typical six-pointed stars of Counts of Cilli. On the left side of the portrait is the inscription 'Slovenia' and on the right side the inscription 'Barbara of Cilli' and the years '1414-2014'. The outer ring contains the twelve stars of the European Union.

Design: Studiobotas d.o.o., Ljubljana

SLOVENIJA
BARBARA
CELJSKA
1414-2014

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

SLOVENIA in Slovene

SLOVENIJA •

2 Euro

600th Anniversary of the Crowning of Barbara of Cilli

KM# 117
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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