2015 Niue 2 Ounce Odin The Viking God High Relief Silver Coin Set
Odin the "Allfather" was the premier Norse deity, at once a magnetic and polarizing figure whose influence permeated all aspects of society. A lover of knowledge, he was said to have sacrificed his eye in exchange for great wisdom. He was the ruler of Valhalla, the highest level of the underworld and frequently received human sacrifices. In battle, he was a manipulative commander who derived an almost spiritual ecstasy from orchestrating violent, chaotic bloodbaths. He was also a lover of poetry and heavily involved in shamanism, magic, and necromancy.
The coin design depicts Odin on his throne, Hlidskjalf, shrouded in mist and flanked by his shamanic helpers, two ravens and two wolves. The background features a wooden slat wall as his throne sits in the hall Valaskialf.
Issuer: Niue Islands
Grade: High Relief, Antique Finish
Metal Content: 2 troy oz
Manufacturer: Scottsdale Mint
Diameter: 38.6 mm