This series presents the enchanting buildings, spaces and scenery of the Hungarian capital. The statue of the Bishop St. Gellért is located at a height of about 40 metres on the side of the Gellért Hill. The ensemble of statues consists of two figures: the central figure is the 7-metre statue of Bishop Gellért, designed by Gyula Jankovits. The second, ancillary statue depicts a converted pagan Hungarian chieftain and is the work of Aladár Gárdos. The statues are situated in a semi-circular arcade, which was designed by the architect Imre Francsek. The ensemble is complemented by the waterfall at the base.
Front: The front has the legend “SZENT GELLÉRT SZOBOR”, with a view of the statue of Bishop Gellért and part of the Erzsébet Bridge, 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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