2 euro coin dedicated to the mission of Constantine and Methodius to the Great Moravia, Brilliant Uncirculated.
Great Moravia was a Slavic state that existed in Central Europe for nearly seventy years in the 9th century. Its core area lay on both sides of the Morava River, the territory of today's Slovakia and in Moravia and Bohemia, and it was inhabited by the ancestors of modern Moravians and Slovaks. It was founded in 833 when Mojmír I unified two neighboring states, "Principality of Nitra" and the "Principality of Moravia", by force. It experienced significant cultural development after the 863 arrival of the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, initiated by Prince Rastislav, which introduced a system of writing (Glagolitic alphabet) and Slavonic liturgy, the latter eventually formally approved by Pope Adrian II. The administrative system of Great Moravia influenced the development of the administration of medieval Hungary. Great Moravia also became a prominent theme of the Czech and Slovak romantic nationalism of the 19th century.