Platinum investment medal - Baroque - Basilica of St. Margaret in Brevnov stand

Platinum investment medal - Baroque - Basilica of St. Margaret in Brevnov stand

Stock state
January 2021
Date of issue
October 2020
Mintage
12 pcs
Price
649,000 CZK
including VAT

Architectural styles

Baroque, which concludes the entire cycle dedicated to architectural styles, appears after Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance art on the half-kilogram platinum medals of the Czech Mint.

Baroque became the last universal and unified artistic style of the whole of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries
. It has been reflected in architecture, the visual arts, literature, theater, music,… and it is described as "holistic art", which blurs the boundaries between all artistic and life expressions in order to create a unified common effect. In its basic features, Baroque represented an extension and conceit of Renaissance artistic tendencies. However, it denied them at the same time, because it became part of the revival of Christianity, which came with the victory of the Counter-Reformation. The style was to evoke feelings of humility and devotion to God, which was achieved by power, grandeur, dynamism, drama and decorative splendour. Although this approach expressed the supremacy of the power of the Catholic Church and absolutist rulers over subjects, Baroque was accepted by all social classes for its intelligibility, emotional warmth, mysticism, and opulence - as the antithesis of the cold and rational austerity of the Renaissance.

Medal maker
Mgr. A. Jan Hásek chose the Basilica of St. Margaret of Antioch in Břevnov, which is the dominant feature of the Břevnov monastery and which was built by the famous builder Kryštof Dientzenhofer, as a representative of Baroque architecture on our territory.

The schedule of issuance of a platinum medal counts
only 12 pieces. Each medal includes a special certificate of authenticity and an accompanying booklet with the text of PhDr. Kateřina Nora Nováková, Ph.D., who presents Baroque and an exceptional Czech building in detail.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
31529-930
Issuer
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. A. Jan Hásek
Author of the reverse
Mgr. A. Jan Hásek
Numbered issue
Yes
Certificate
No
Material
Platinum
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
500 g
Diameter
85 mm
Packaging
Light wood inlaid case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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