Trzemeszno [2]


Subject: Cities in Poland
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1000000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2010-07-29
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, a stylised image of the façade of the basilica of the Assumption of Mary and St. Michael the Archangel. Above, a semicircular inscription: TRZEMESZNO. On the left-hand side, a fragment of a column with a cubical capital, remains of the original Romanesque church.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-10. Below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. In the rim, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland), preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint’s mark: M/W under the Eagle’s left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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The history of Trzemeszno is linked to the origins of the Polish state and the cult of St. Adalbert. Oral tradition has it that the bishop, while on his mission to Prussia, was reposing in the vicinity of the local spring, which afterwards gained miraculous healing powers. After his martyrdom, St. Adalbert’s body was placed in the church in Trzemeszno before being moved to Gniezno Cathedral. This event is commemorated in the coat of arms of Trzemeszno, which depicts St. Adalbert wearing a liturgical dress, a mitre, a cope and a pallium, and holding the attributes of his martyrdom: an oar and two spears (in an earlier coat of arms - a mace). The town was destroyed during the invasion of Bretislaus I, Duke of Bohemia, in 1038. It regained its former importance ...

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