Set: Daedalus and Icarus + Sisyphus - Mythology

2 x 2 oz Ag 999

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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
Accessories
Certificate, Box
Series
Mythology
2023-04-28
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Set consisting of two coins from the "Mythology" series. Buying the coins in a set saves you 325 PLN!

 

1. 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. 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. 

 

2. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the founder and king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth). Hades punished him for cheating death twice by forcing him to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity. Through the classical influence on modern culture, tasks that are both laborious and futile are therefore described as Sisyphean. 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 necessary elements of the myth of Sisyphus. The gilding surrounding the coin further emphasises its shape. The shade of gold is illustrative - it may vary on the finished coin. The irregular shape of the coin makes the boulder appear extremely heavy.

The obverse of the coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II and the coin's specifications. The coin is delivered in an elegant wooden box together with a certificate of authenticity. 

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