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2018 Cook Islands 2 Ounce Shield of Athena Aegis High Relief .999 Silver Coin

$245.00 CAD
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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.

Backstory:

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."

Specifications:

Year: 2018
Grade: Ultra High Relief
Denomination: $10
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounces
Purity: .999
Mintage: 999
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 38.61 mm
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