Miksa Róth (1865-1944) was a Hungarian mosaicist and stain glass artist responsible for making mosaic and stained glass prominent art forms in Hungarian art. In part, Róth was inspired by the work of Pre-Raphealite artists Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. Róth apprenticed at his father, Zsigmond Róth’s leaded stain glass studio. Starting a business in 1885, he would make commissions for a number of buildings, largely in Budapest, including the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Buda Castle. Róth also received a number of commissions outside the country as well, for example the National Theatre of Mexico.
Front: The obverse of the collector coins features a detail of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s headquarters as a main motif, shown from a special perspective. In addition, the obverse features the following design elements: the value numerals ‘10000 FORINT’ and ‘2000 FORINT’ to the right of the representation of the building detail, the legend ‘MAGYARORSZÁG’ on the left, and the mint year ‘2015’ and the mint mark ‘BP.’ at the bottom of the coin.
Back:The reverse of the collector coins bears a portrait of Miksa Róth in the centre, with a lead glass window decorating the Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s headquarters, made by Róth, in the background. The left edge is inscribed with ‘RÓTH MIKSA’, and ‘1865-1944’, marking Róth’s years of birth and death. The initials of designer Zoltán Tóth are placed on the right, in the centre.
Keywords:glass, art, architecture, silver, 2015