The Austrian Mint released the fourth coin in its interfaith Guardian Angels series featuring Uriel. Uriel means “The light of God” in Hebrew. The obverse of the 10 Euro .900 Silver Coin features flames emerging from an ornate brazier in the shape of Letter U. A colour-application technique is used for the yellow vine motif.
The reverse depicts Uriel on a stained-glass window in the Church of St Mary, in Mortenhoe, Devon, England. The original artwork was made by Selwyn Image somewhere around the 1890s. Uriel is portrayed as a young man with short hair and a halo. He holds a sun with the word Sol, meaning sun in Latin.
Angles have been worshipped by various religions and have been depicted on different historical artworks. Coins featuring the Angels Michael and Gabriel were released in 2017 while coins depicting Raphael and Uriel were released in 2018.
30,000 special Uncirculated versions and an equal number of Proof versions are available. The Special Uncirculated coins come in a blister pack and the Proof coins come in a presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The certificate features technical information along with the design concept and the minting quality.
The coin weighs 16.50 grams, has a diameter of 34.00 mm and is designed by Helmut Andexlinger.
Image Courtesy: Austrian Mint