62.2 (2 oz). This wonderful 2 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the Mythology series, dedicated to some of the most famous mythological objects. In this edition the Shield of Athena. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has a great design and comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs worldwide. The reverse of the coin presents the wonderful Shield of Athena, which depicts the incredibly detailed head of Medusa, over a background with Athena in the Olympus. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: Aegis the name of the shield. On the top, the inscription: Shield of Athena the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, 10 DOLLARS the face value, COOK ISLANDS the issue country and 2018 the year of issue. Shield of Athena – aegis The aegis, as stated in the Iliad, is carried by Athena and Zeus, but its nature is uncertain. It had been interpreted as an animal skin or a shield, sometimes bearing the head of a Gorgon. There may be a connection with a deity named Aex or Aix, a daughter of Helios and a nurse of Zeus or alternatively a mistress of Zeus. The aegis of Athena is referred to in several places in the Iliad. It produced a sound as from a myriad roaring dragons (Iliad, 4.17) and was borne by Athena in battle… And among them went bright-eyed Athene, holding the precious aegis which is ageless and immortal: a hundred tassels of pure gold hang fluttering from it, tight-woven each of them, and each the worth of a hundred oxen. The item “SHIELD OF ATHENA Aegis Mythology 2 Oz Silver Coins 10$ Cook Islands 2018″ is in sale since Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2018
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands