2€ commemorative coin Vatican 2018 – European Year of Cultural Heritage
Theme: European Year of Cultural Heritage
The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506 and placed on public display in the Vatican, where it remains. It is very likely the same statue as that praised in the highest terms by the main Roman writer on art, Pliny the Elder. The figures are near life-size and the group is a little over 2 m in height, showing the Trojan priest Laocoön and his sons Antiphantes and Thymbraeus being attacked by sea serpents.
Mintage: 101 000 coins
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