Consecration of St. Mary’s Basilica [50]

700th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków 

Subject: no
Face value: 50 pln
Alloy: 999/1000 Ag
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 6000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: glass insert)
Date of issue: 2020-05-22
Issue price: 830 pln
St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków on the right, and a colourful stained-glass window on the left.

Designer: Sebastian Mikołajczak
The obverse of the coin features – on the right – a fragment of a presbytery window from St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków with colourful stained glass representing a late-Gothic tracery with floral patterns. At the bottom, it features the figures of Mary and Joseph presenting the infant Jesus at the temple. In the middle, there is an image of the figure from the predella of the Veit Stoss Altarpiece representing the Jesse Tree.

Designer: Sebastian Mikołajczak

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St. Mary’s Basilica (in polish)

The year 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the consecration of the Gothic St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków. The history of the church goes back to the 1220s. According to chronicler Jan Długosz, the first parochial church was founded at the site in 1221–1222 by the Bishop of Kraków Iwo Odrowąż. He established the parish by transferring it from the Church of the Holy Trinity, allocated to the Dominican friars when they arrived in Kraków.

In 1290–1300, a new church in early Gothic style was erected partly on its foundations and consecrated in 1320 by Bishop Nanker. Over the following centuries the building underwent numerous alterations. An extended single-nave presbytery under a stellar vault was built in the second half of the 14th century. Stalls ...

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