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Portuguese Heritage Collectors Coin - Mosteiro da Batalha

Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (Tourist Tokens - Portugal)
Type Token
Years 2008-2016
Weight 13 g
Diameter 31.00 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Obverse

Lettering:
MOSTEIRO DA BATALHA
LEIRIA

Reverse

Lettering:
Portuguese Heritage
Herança Portuguesa
2014
Medalha de colecção
Collectors Coin

Edge

Serrated, fine with script

Lettering: HERITAGE ON A COIN ***WWW.NATIONALTOKENS.COM

Comments

Mauquoy Token Company

Santa Maria da Vitória na Batalha, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican monastery in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It amazes the onlooker with its profusion of gables, spires, pinnacles and buttresses. It has become a symbol of national pride.
The monastery was built to thank the Virgin Mary for the Portuguese victory over the Castilians in the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, fulfilling a promise of King D. João I. The monastery took two centuries to build, starting in 1386 and ending circa 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings.
Because of its historical meaning and artistic importance, the Monastery of St. Mary of Vitória was listed as a National Monument in 1907 and in 1983 UNESCO inscribed it in the World Cultural Heritage List.

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