The second issue in the Carved Skulls and Bones series features a remarkable design dedicated to St. Aloysius Gonzaga which was inspired by the calligraphic work of famous American artist, Zane Wylie.
This unique 1oz High Relief Coin features an antique finish with selective colour highlighting.
Saint Aloysius de Gonzaga, (March 9, 1568 – June 21, 1591) was an Italian aristocrat. Born the eldest of seven children, Aloysius was in line to inherit his father’s title and status of Marquis. In November 1585, he gave up all rights of inheritance and went to Rome where, because of his noble birth, gained an audience with Pope Sixtus V. Following a brief stay at the Roman home of his cousin, Cardinal Scipione Gonzaga was accepted into the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Rome.
Many people considered him to be a saint for his deeds, and soon after his death, his remains were moved into the Sant’Ignazio church, where they now rest in an urn of lapis lazuli in the Lancellotti Chapel. His head was later translated to the basilica bearing his name in Castiglione delle Stiviere. He was beatified only fourteen years after his death by Pope Paul V, on 19 October 1605. On 31 December 1726, he was canonized together with another Jesuit novice, Stanislaus Kostka, by Pope Benedict XIII.
This unique coin has a limited mintage of just 666 worldwide!
|Country Of Issue||Cameroon|