Italy 2-EURO (KM245)

Zeus as a bull

The constitution of Europe was finalized in late 2004, and Italy commemorated it with this 2 euro coin minted in 2005. The obverse features Europa at the top holding the constituion and to her right is Zeus in the form of a bull. I am not sure what is going on in the bottom of the field, but it appears to be Europa's right leg bent in an unnatural way.

This is one of those special coins because I was not aware of its existence until it arrived in the mail in March 2017 from Coin Zoo patron Maria.

Many thanks, Maria!


Diameter
25.7 mm
Composition
Nickel-Brass clad nickel in copper-nickel ring
Catalogue #
KM245
Obverse Legend
COSTITUZIONE EUROPEA 2005
Reverse Legend
2 EURO

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