Low mintage limit, only 5,000!! In with capsule +. Gold Gilded with Svarowski Crystal Inserted. This statue group was found in 1506 on the Esquiline Hill in Rome and immediately identified as the Laocoön described by Pliny the Elder as a masterpiece of the sculptors of Rhodes. The story is that during the Trojan War, Laocoön, a priest of Apollo in the city of Troy, warned his fellow Trojans against taking in the wooden horse left by the Greeks outside the city gates. Athena and Poseidon, who were favouring the Greeks, sent two great sea-serpents which have wrapped their coils around Laocoön and his two sons and are killing them. From the Roman point of view, the death of these innocents was crucial to the decision of Aeneas, who heeded Laocoön’s warning, to flee Troy, and this led to the eventual founding of Rome. , making it the centrepiece of the collection. There has been much debate over the date of the statue, which would seem to have been made around 40-30 B. Nice Authentic add to your collection. We are established and guarantee the authenticity of the products we sell. We have our inventory of precious metals bought only from reputable mints. Please consider your fair Feedback. Let us know if you need this overnight. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Fast shiiping will take 3-4 days(extra charge). For damaged items, please save all outside and inside packaging and wrapping for inspection by the Post Office. Return item must be sent within 14 days after it has been received. We will do our best to satisfy our customers. Fell free to contact if you have any questions. Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Cook Islands 2011 $5 Vatican Art Laocoon Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, September 23, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\Other Asian Coins”. The seller is “worldancient” and is located in Etobicoke, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.