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ANTONIO DE NEBRIJA (2022) SILVER COINID92927005

ANTONIO DE NEBRIJA (2022) SILVER COIN

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ANTONIO DE NEBRIJA (2022) 8 REALES

On the occasion of the celebration of the 5th centenary of the death of Antonio de Nebrija, the Fábrica Nacional de moneda y Timbre (Spanish mint) has issued a commemorative coin in honour of this philosopher and humanist, creator of the Gramática Castellana (Spanish grammar).
The reverse of the coin features an image of the statue of Antonio de Nebrija in the Sevillian town of Lebrija. Above the image, in a circular shape and in capital letters, is the legend V CENTENARIO DE ANTONIO DE NEBRIJA, and on the back is an allegory of the alphabet of the Spanish language. 

Information about the Coin
Denomination 8 Reales  
Year 2022  
Quality Proof  
Diameter (mm) 40  
Face Value (Euro) 10
Alloy (‰) 925  
Metal Silver  
Weight (g) 27  
Maximum Mintage (units) 7,000  

ANTONIO DE NEBRIJA (2022) 8 REALES

V CENTENARY OF ANTONIO DE NEBRIJA 1522 - 2022
On the occasion of the celebration of the 5th centenary of the death of Antonio de Nebrija, the Fábrica Nacional de moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda is issuing a commemorative coin of this philosopher and humanist, creator of our Grammar.
Antonio de Nebrija (c. 1441-1522) was a philosopher, linguist, historian and, above all, a great humanist. He is considered to be the first linguist to produce grammar in a modern European language for his Gramática castellana (1492).
As a humanist, tireless worker and gifted man, his fields of activity were not limited to the philology of the Castilian language and classical languages, but encompassed broad cultural areas: he was a linguist, grammarian, lexicographer, translator, biblical exegete, teacher, professor, writer, poet, historian, royal chronicler, pedagogue, printer and publisher. His texts deal with areas as diverse as law, medicine, astronomy, history and the education of children.
When Nebrija was born, the Peninsula was living in the Middle Ages; when he died, his contemporaries were already in the Modern Age. 
Nebrija's modernity is surprising: in the transition from the 15th to the 16th century, Nebrija objectively valued knowledge independently of its origin, language or any other cultural, ethnic, national, religious or sexual conditioning. We owe to him the first great plea against censorship and in favour of freedom of expression. This is one of his most memorable excerpts, valid for today's liberal democracies, and one that everyone should know:
"What devil of servitude is this, or what unjust and tyrannical domination, that you are not allowed, respecting piety, to say freely what you think? What do I mean to say it? Not even to write it down by hiding inside the walls of your house, or to dig a hole and whisper it inside, or at least to meditate on it by turning it over inside yourself".