5$ Daedalus and Icarus - Mythology

2 oz Ag 999

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5$ Daedalus and Icarus - Mythology 2 oz Ag 999 2021 Niue
Denomination
5 $
Country
Niue Island
Metal
Ag 999
Weight
62,2 g
Size
Ø 45 mm
Quality
Antique Finish
Additions
High Relief
Additions
Numbered Edge
Additions
Selective gold plating
Mintage
500 pcs
Date of issue
2021-12
Accessories
Certificate, Box
Series
Mythology
2022-01-17
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The first coin in the new and fascinating "Mythology" series. 

This coin was struck from 2 ounces of pure silver. It is decorated in very high relief, thanks to which every detail of the coin is perfectly visible. The reverse shows all the essential elements of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. The gilding at the top of the coin is a symbol of the sun, which influenced the fate of Daedalus and Icarus. The shade of gold is illustrative - it may vary on the finished coin. The irregular shape of the coin makes the sea seem unusually rough.

On the obverse of the coin there is a symbolic image of a labyrinth - the construction of which was one of Daedalus' most important works. The coin comes in an elegant wooden box with a certificate of authenticity. 

This coin is an excellent gift idea not only for fans of mythology!

Daedalus and Icarus are characters from Greek mythology. Daedalus was an accomplished craftsman, working at the court of King Minos of Crete. His sculptures were so perfect that the inhabitants said they were alive. One of the major tasks that King Minos commissioned Daedalus to do was to make a labyrinth for the Minotaur.

Daedalus was not from Crete and missed his homeland of Athens very much. However, the king forbade him to leave the island because Daedalus was too valuable to him as a craftsman and knew too many of the king's secrets. 

The artist could not escape either by land or sea. However, he found a way to leave the island. He made wings for himself and his son Icarus from bird feathers glued together with wax. Before fleeing, he instructed Icarus that he must not fly too close to the sun, as the wax would melt, nor too close to the water, as the feathers would stick together. At the moment of flight, Icarus became enthralled with flight and forgot his father's advice. He flew too close to the sun, which caused his wings to melt and Icarus fell into the water. The distraught father found his son's corpse. He named the nearby island Ikaria in his honour and the sea in which he died Ikarian. After this event Daedalus did not return to his homeland, but stayed in Sicily, where he became a builder. After a few years Minos tracked him down and attacked Sicily, but he suffered defeat and Daedalus stayed on the island for the rest of his life. 

 

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