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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2017, 10:34:25 PM »
Not me. ;)  An interesting Slovak Koruna booklet (PDF) published by the central bank says that this is an "Octagonal wooden belfry with a shingle roof, erected in Zemplin in the early 19th century by unknown folk builders."

Problem is that Zemplín is not a town but a region. Here (last picture at the bottom) is a similar tower, but it is not quite what you see on the coin ...

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2017, 10:51:01 PM »
According to Gerhard Schön's Weltmünzkatalog 1901-2000 it is a wooden clocktower made in the 19th century in Zemplín that can be seen in the Museum of Košice. It does not appear to be a very well known thing over there so surprising it was used on the standard coins. Below an image of it:

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« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2017, 11:19:02 PM »
Excellent! I am glad I have found it. I am such a genius for asking.  8)

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« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2017, 11:23:32 PM »
And I am too late again. ;) Was about to add an image. Well, the tower used to be in Kožuchovce ...

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« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2019, 11:22:14 PM »
Spain, 1/2/5 cent: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
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« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2019, 11:58:08 PM »
Austria, 10 cent: Vienna Architecture - St Stephen's Cathedral.
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« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2020, 08:38:28 PM »


Czech Republic, 10 korun, 2003.



The reverse depicts the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in the city of Brno.
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« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2020, 01:42:32 PM »
Brazil, 20 cruzeiros, 1982.  Church of São Francisco de Assis, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2020, 08:09:30 PM »
In this case, the depiction on the coin looks better than the actual church. ;)

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2020, 10:06:42 PM »
In this case, the depiction on the coin looks better than the actual church. ;)
I think that this is not the right church. The design of the coin is based on the original project of Aleijadinho for the church in São João del Rey. Picture from wikipedia:


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« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2020, 11:40:58 PM »
So you are saying that the coin design shows the original plan for the church - not the actual built church.
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« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2020, 12:04:54 PM »
So you are saying that the coin design shows the original plan for the church - not the actual built church.
I think so:


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« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2020, 01:02:09 PM »
You are a genius, stef.  8)
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« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2020, 02:17:21 PM »
Agreed. Great and helpful news!

Here is a €2 coin from Spain featuring the tower of San Salvador in Teruel, Aragón. The tower is a fine example of Mudéjar architecture. (There is a similar tower in Teruel, the Torre de San Martín.)

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