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Niue Island MINOTAUR series ANCIENT MYTHS Silver Coin $5 Antique finish 2017 Detailed High Relief 2 oz


Price: $399.90

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Mint: Mint of Poland
Product Code: MC-S-AM-17-01
Availability: only a few coins
Name of series
ANCIENT MYTHS > Click to view the series
All Gods > Click to view
Specifications
Metal Silver
Mintage 500
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 2
Denomination (NZD) $5
Weight (g) 62.20
Diameter (mm) 50
Year of Issue 2017
Country Niue Island
Edge Smooth with serial number
Quality Antique finish
Exterior Decoration Detailed High Relief; Bullet with spikes (brass)
Package type includes Wooden box + color package
Certificate of Authenticity with a serial number
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✔ MINOTAUR - 2nd coin of successful ANCIENT MYTHS series
✔ Weapon made out of yellow metal (brass) – bullet with spikes
✔ Detailed High Relief Minting
✔ Legal tender collectible coin $5
✔ Serial number on the coin and certificate
✔ Extremely low mintage of 500 coins in the world
✔ 2oz Silver 99.9% purity
✔ Antique finish
✔ Wooden box with a color package
✔ Retail price protected by a reputable world coin distributors

MINOTAUR
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being "part man and part bull". The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.
 
The term Minotaur derives from the Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, a compound of the name Μίνως (Minos) and the noun ταύρος "bull", translated as "(the) Bull of Minos". In Crete, the Minotaur was known by the name Asterion, a name shared with Minos' foster-father.
 
"Minotaur" was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of "minotaur" as a common noun to refer to members of a generic species of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction.
 
After he ascended the throne of the island of Crete, Minos competed with his brothers to rule. Minos prayed to Poseidon, the sea god, to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of support (the Cretan Bull). He was to kill the bull to show honor to the deity, but decided to keep it instead because of its beauty. He thought Poseidon would not care if he kept the white bull and sacrificed one of his own. To punish Minos, Poseidon made Pasiphaë, Minos's wife, fall deeply in love with the bull. Pasiphaë had craftsman Daedalus make a hollow wooden cow, and climbed inside it in order to mate with the white bull. The offspring was the monstrous Minotaur. Pasiphaë nursed him, but he grew and became ferocious, being the unnatural offspring of a woman and a beast; he had no natural source of nourishment and thus devoured humans for sustenance. Minos, after getting advice from the oracle at Delphi, had Daedalus construct a gigantic labyrinth to hold the Minotaur. Its location was near Minos' palace in Knossos.
 
The Minotaur is commonly represented in Classical art with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull. One of the figurations assumed by the river spirit Achelous in seducing Deianira is as a man with the head of a bull, according to Sophocles' Trachiniai.
 
From Classical times through the Renaissance, the Minotaur appears at the center of many depictions of the Labyrinth. Ovid's Latin account of the Minotaur, which did not elaborate on which half was bull and which half man, was the most widely available during the Middle Ages, and several later versions show the reverse of the Classical configuration, a man's head and torso on a bull's body, reminiscent of a centaur. This alternative tradition survived into the Renaissance, and still figures in some modern depictions, such as Steele Savage's illustrations for Edith Hamilton's Mythology (1942).
 
Your benefits:
• Extremely high international collectible demand
Highly appreciated in an investing in collectible low mintage coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift
紐埃島牛頭魚系列古代神話銀幣$ 5古董完成2017詳細高救濟2盎司

 

Name of series
ANCIENT MYTHS > Click to view the series
All Gods > Click to view
Specifications
Metal Silver
Mintage 500
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 2
Denomination (NZD) $5
Weight (g) 62.20
Diameter (mm) 50
Year of Issue 2017
Country Niue Island
Edge Smooth with serial number
Quality Antique finish
Exterior Decoration Detailed High Relief; Bullet with spikes (brass)
Package type includes Wooden box + color package
Certificate of Authenticity with a serial number

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