Argentinian Two Centavos

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Argentinian bronze two centavos, 1885

Diameter 30mm

The obverse features the coat of arms of Argentina - an oval bearing two hands joined in front of a staff which is topped with the Phrygian, or liberty, cap. Above is the sun rising and the central oval is encircled by a wreath. Behind the central oval are spears crossed seven over seven and draped in cloth. The central image is circled by a beaded ring and the words 'REPUBLICA ARGENTINA'. The date below is flanked by six-pointed stars. The reverse features Liberty wearing the Phrygian cap and facing left. The inscription reads 'LIBERTAD/ DOS CENTAVOS' divided by two six-pointed stars. Below the bust of Liberty is the name 'Oudine', possibly the designer or engraver.


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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4272.1994.137 (66/17207)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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