Shield of Achilles

2 oz Ag 999

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Shield of Achilles 2 oz Ag 999 2021 South Korea
Country
South Korea
Metal
Ag 999
Weight
62,2 g
Size
Quality
Antique Finish
Date of issue
2021-07
2021-08-31
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Price: 419.00 PLN
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Silver coin struck from 2 oz, oxidised, dedicated to the shield of Achilles. 

A description of the shield of Achilles is given in Homer's Illiad. The intricately carved shield was made of silver, gold, tin and copper. It consisted of five layers, on which Hephaestus carved scenes from real life. The whole shield is surrounded by a triple decorated rim.

The individual layers represent (going from the centre outwards):

1. An image of the earth, sky and sea, the wandering of the sun, the stars.
2. Two beautiful cities. In the first one a wedding feast takes place. The second is Troy, attacked by the Greeks.
3. The life of farmers in three seasons - a field where the harvest takes place, a vineyard and a pasture with oxen.
4. The life of shepherds - a meadow.
5. The sea (Okeanos), surrounding all the images.

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