Italy Euro and cent coins
In Italy, the €2 coin shows a portrait of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy's greatest poets, and the €1 coin depicts the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, "Vitruvian Man". The reverse sides of the cent coins show a statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (50 cent), "The Symbol" sculpture (20 cent), Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus" (10 cent), the Colosseum in Rome (5 cent), the Mole Antonelliana (2 cent) and the Castel del Monte (1 cent).
- National identification: RI (Repubblica Italia)
- Design: Eugenio Driutti (ED, 1 cent), Luciana De Simoni (LDS, 2 cent), Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini (ELF, 5 cent), Claudia Momoni (CM, 10 cent), Maria Angela Cassol (MAC, 20 cent), Roberto Mauri (M, 50 cent), Laura Cretara (CL, €1), Maria Carmela Colaneri (MCC), €2
- Edge inscription (€2):