Palau – 2015 – 10 Dollars – Tiffany Art NASRID STYLE (including box) (ANTIQUE)
One per customer
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
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».