Slovakia 2013 2e Constantine and Methodius

Slovakia 2013 2e Constantine and Methodius

2013 Slovakia 2 euro commorative coin:
1150th Anniversary of the Arrival into Slavic Lands of the Apostles Cyril and Methodius.

The design depicts the Thessalonian brothers Constantine and Methodius along with the symbolic double cross stood on three hills.
The cross is at the same time held as a Bishop's crozier, thereby linking together symbols of statehood and
Christianity and emphasising the significance of the brothers' mission, which helped ensure the full sovereignty
and legitimacy of Great Moravia — the first Slav state in central Europe.
The figure of Constantine is holding a book representing education and faith, while Methodius is shown with a
church symbolising faith and institutional Christianity.
Along the lower edge of the inner part of the coin is the name of the issuing country ‘SLOVENSKO’,
the year ‘863’ and the year ‘2013’, with a dividing mark between each.
Along the upper edge of the inner part are the names ‘KON¦TANTÍN’ and ‘METOD’.
To the left of the brothers are the stylised letters ‘mh’, the initials of the coin's designer Miroslav Hric,
and to the right is the mint mark of the Kremnica Mint, comprising the letters ‘MK’ placed between two dies.

The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Date of Issue: 5 July 2013
Diameter: 25.75 mm.
Thickness: 2.20 mm.
Metal: Outer part: copper-nickel; inner part: three layers: nickel brass, nickel, nickel brass
Weight: 8.5g.
Issuing volume: 1.000.000
Designer: Miroslav Hric
  • Model: EUR SVK 2013
  • Brand/Manufactured by: [Euro coins]


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