This series presents the enchanting buildings, spaces and scenery of the Hungarian capital. Built in neo-Renaissance style, Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest is one of Hungary’s most important ecclesiastical structures. The church is named after Hungary’s King and founder, Saint Stephen, and houses his right hand as a relic.
Front: The front of the medal bears the legend “SZENT ISTVÁN BAZILIKA” and depicts the ornate reliquary holding the Holy Right Hand, along with the master mark of the designer.
Back:The back of the medal features a panorama of the Danube banks in Budapest, with the legend “BUDAPEST”. The panorama of the Danube banks in Budapest covers an area of sixty hectares and has been protected as a World Heritage site since 1987. The banks of the Danube from Margaret Island to the Szabadság Bridge are part of this heritage, including the architectural ensemble of the Buda Castle District, the Gellért Hill, the Szabadság statue, the Citadel and the Gellért baths on the Buda side, and the Parliament building, the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Gresham Palace, the Vigadó theatre and the Belvárosi parish church on the Pest side. The mint mark BP. and the purity (.999) are found on the back of the medal.
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