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ART: Ján Sambucus (1531 – 1584) Issue number
507
Date of issue
25.11.2011
Face value
1.20 €
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1.20 €

One of the basic features of humanism - including the humanism of the Kingdom of Hungary - was its intense interest in ancient culture. Its integral part is also the imperial portrait preserved especially on coins and in busts. Johannes Sambucus, the famous poet, historian and physician, also active as a royal counsellor to the Viennese Imperial Court of Ferdinand I, was not only an object of such renewed interest. On the contrary, he himself initiated a creation of a number of portraits of famous regional personalities. Certainly, his own collection of ancient coins and statues and an extensive library of...

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