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10 Tolarjev 1992, Slovenia

in Krause book Number: 11a
Years of issue: 27.11.1992
Signatures: Guverner: France Arhar, Član Sveta Banke: Andrej Hazabent
Serie: 1992 Issue
Specimen of: 15.01.1992
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 120 х 60
Printer: De la Rue currency,Gateshead

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10 Tolarjev 1992




Primož Trubar.


10 Tolarjev 1992

Primož Trubar

Primož Trubar or Primus Truber (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) (1508 – 28 June 1586) was a Slovenian Protestant Reformer of the Lutheran tradition, mostly known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Duchy of Carniola, and for consolidating the Slovene language. Trubar introduced Lutheranism in Slovenia, but after the Austrian Habsburgs introduced the Counter-Reformation only a small community remained in the Prekmurje region. Trubar is the key figure of Slovenian cultural history and in many aspects a major historical personality.

Trubar was born in the village of Rašica (now in the Municipality of Velike Lašče) in the Duchy of Carniola, then under the Habsburgs. In the years 1520–1521 he attended school in Rijeka, in 1522–1524 he continued his education in Salzburg. From there he went to Trieste under the tutorship of the Roman Catholic bishop Pietro Bonomo, where he got in touch with the Humanist writers, in particular Erasmus of Rotterdam. In 1527 the bishop Pietro Bonomo assigned Trubar a priest position in Loka pri Zidanem Mostu. In 1528 he enrolled at the University of Vienna, but did not complete his studies. In 1530 he returned to the Slovene Lands and became a preacher. He gradually leaned towards Protestantism and was expelled from Ljubljana in 1547.

In 1550, while a Protestant preacher in Rothenburg, he wrote the first two books in Slovene, Catechismus and Abecedarium, which were then printed that year in Schwäbisch Hall by Peter Frentz. Catechismus also contained the first Slovene musical manuscript in print.

Altogether, Trubar authored 22 books in Slovene and two books in German. He was the first to translate parts of the Bible to Slovene. After the exhortation by Pier Paolo Vergerio, he translated the Gospel of Matthew in 1555 and until 1577 in three parts published the translation of the entire New Testament. In period between 1561 and 1565 Trubar was the manager and supervisor of the South Slavic Bible Institute.

Trubar died in Derendingen, Holy Roman Empire (now part of the city of Tübingen, Germany), where he is also buried.

In 1986, the Slovenian television produced a TV series, directed by Andrej Strojan with the screenplay written by Drago Jančar, in which Trubar was played by the Slovenian actor Polde Bibič.

Trubar was commemorated on the 10 tolar banknote in 1992, and on the Slovenian 1 euro coin in 2007. In 2008, the Government of Slovenia proclaimed the Year of Primož Trubar and the 500th anniversary of Trubar's birth was celebrated throughout the country. A commemorative €2 coin and a postage stamp were issued. An exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Primož Trubar, and the achievements of the Slovenian Reformation Movement was on display at the National Museum of Slovenia from 6 March to 31 December 2008.

In 2009, the Trubar Forum Association printed Trubar's Catechism and Abecedarium in modern Slovene, in a scholarly edition that includes both the Trubar-era Slovene and the modern Slovene translation with scholarly notes. The "Sermon on Faith", a portion of the Catechism, is available in modern Slovene, English, German and Esperanto.


To the left of the center is the pen of the writer, above it is the text from the title page of the book "Abecedari" ("Alphabet"), 1550, published by Trubar.

Denominations in numerals are at the bottom and in top right corner. In words - centered.


10 Tolarjev 1992

Uršulinska cerkva v Ljubljani Uršulinska cerkva v Ljubljani Uršulinska cerkva v Ljubljani

The main motive of the image is the Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity in Ljubljana (Uršulinska cerkva v Ljubljani) and its interior.

Built between 1718 and 1726, it is one of the most unusual and beautiful baroque buildings in the city. It clearly traces the features of the Italian Baroque, since the project of the church was designed by Carlo Martinuzzi, an architect from Friuli. The church is famous not only for its roof, solved in smooth curved lines, and an intricate facade, but also for a number of ingenious artistic interior solutions. A huge African marble marble altar was created by Francesco Robb, the artist who created the fountain of the Three Rivers Karniol, located in front of the city municipality. The icons on the side altars belong to the brush of the Slovenian artist Valentin Metzinger.

Uršulinska cerkva v Ljubljani

After the earthquake of 1895, the old bell tower was demolished, and a new one was built in its place. The staircase with a balustrade was completed by Hedgehog Plechnik in 1930. Right in front of the church is the Holy Trinity Column, originally the column was built of wood in 1693 in memory of getting rid of the plague.

Novi testament

From above, on the left, the text from the title page of the second part of the New Testament, published by Trubar.

Denominations in numerals are at the bottom and in top right corner. In words - centered.


Designer: Miljenko Licul and coauthors.

Painter of the portrait: Rudi Španzel.

The banknote printed on paper, made in Slovenian city Radeče.