Silver medal Decameron - Sixth Day - About the law proof
One hundred of intriguing love stories written by the founder of the Italian Renaissance prose Giovanni Boccaccio – it is the Decameron, one of the most famous literary works dealing with the joys and dangers of love, that inspired The Czech Mint to create a series of ten silver medals. The first of them was issued in 2013 on the occassion of the 700th anniversary of the writer's birth. Every year, during five years, two pieces of art are created and they are attractive challenges for refinement of your numismatic collection. Another addition is a medal, with the motif of the story About the law, in an extraordinary proof quality.
Filostratus tells the story of a noblewoman Filippa. She, along with her husband, lived in the region of Prat, which was renowned for its harsh laws and where adultery was punished by being burned. Fillipa`s housband wanted to apply just this law, one evening, when he found his beautiful wife in the arms of a young Lazzarini de 'Guazzagliotri, the object of Filippa`s very deep feelings. However, the woman described the law at the court as a bad law, because during its creation there was not a single woman there. After the court revealed that she gave herself to her husband whenever he asked for it, and therefore the marriage was consummated.She also defended that if a woman can offer more love than required by her husband, she also can serve another man. The law was changed due to her speech and she was freed.