The mythology series continues after the 2017 Thor’s Hammer release with the Shield of Athena: Aegis. Minted in ultra high relief on a piedfort 2oz blank and topped off with lustrous antique finish. Enjoy the breathtaking details on this amazing motive. Production is limited to just 999 pieces. 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 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. 999 Mintage: 999 Issuer: Cook Islands Diameter: 38.61 mm Mint Capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity. About Art in Coins and our terms of service. We are an established precious metals dealer. Our focus is primarily in the luxury collector coin segment and we provide exceptional customer service. DHL and UPS plus priority and overnight services are available. Please be aware of your local regulations prior to ordering. You may opt out at any time with the Unsubscribe link in the footer section of the newsletter. If you would like to keep informed of new product arrivals and specials, you can find us on Facebook or Twitter. We post market related news, discount coupons and flash sale announcements on a regular basis via our social media business pages. Be sure to check out our new public collector coin forum, recently launched on Reddit. Open for everyone, this is a community established exclusively for lively discussion, sharing and sourcing of luxury legal tender collector sets. Come join us at r/artincoins. The item “2018 Cook Islands 2 Ounce Shield of Athena Aegis High Relief Silver Coin” is in sale since Monday, December 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “artincoins” and is located in Verdun, Quebec. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands
- Certification: N/A
- Year: 2018
- Composition: Silver