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Italian coinmakers seem to be confused...

by asdf Wed Nov 16th, 2005 at 11:08:56 PM EST

Italy is celebrating the first anniversary of the EU constitution by issuing a new two-euro commemorative coin. The constitution was signed by EU leaders in Rome on 28 October 2004, but was rejected by voters in France and the Netherlands several months later.

The new coin, issued this week, depicts the goddess Europa holding a pen over the text of the constitution.



Yes... Why having Zeus on the coin, while Europe was a charming young lady ????

An interesting point is that the children of Europe and Zeus, Minos, Radhamante and Sarpédon fought over the love of a young boy. And that Minos (of the Minotaure, offspring of his daughter and another white bull gift from Poseidon) did succeed in unifying the Mediterranean sea... :-)

Aaaah, the Greek mythology... :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sat Nov 19th, 2005 at 08:58:22 AM EST

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