Palau – 2015 – 10 Dollars – Tiffany Art NASRID STYLE (including box) (ANTIQUE)

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Available at the end of March 2015, delivery after issue date.

Metal: .999 Silver
Weight: 2 oz
Diameter: 50 mm
Quality: Antique Finish
Mintage: 999 pcs

The Alhambra in Granada is a stone carved manifesto of Arabian rule in Spain and is

one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.

After the conquest of Granada in 1237 Sultan Mohammed I laid the foundation stone for

his new manor and his own dynasty. Subsequently, the Nasrid family ruled the Emirate

up until the fall of Granada in 1492 and continuously expanded the Alhambra into a

complex citadel. Beside the ruler’s throne and the private chambers it also includes

the mosque, government and Administration buildings as well as enchanting courtyards

and gardens.

The Courtyard of the Lions (Patio de los Leones) impressively shows the typical

Nasrid style, abundancy of decorative elements: pillars, arches, arabesques,

inscriptions and the pointed stalactite alcoves named Muqarnas. With good reason the

poet Ibn Zamrak’s inscription on the fountain’s edge reads: «Blessed is the eye that

sees this garden of beauty».