2019 Niue 2 Ounce Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Red Horse High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin
The rider of the second horse is often taken to represent War (he is often pictured holding a sword upwards as though ready for battle) or mass slaughter. His horse’s color is red; and in some translations, the color is specifically a “fiery” red.
The color red, as well as the rider’s possession of a great sword, suggests blood that is to be spilled. The sword held upward by the second Horseman may represent war or a declaration of war, as seen in heraldry. In military symbolism, swords held upward, especially crossed swords held upward, signify war and entering into battle.
This stunning rimless 2 ounce silver coin is struck in incredible high relief and features selective gold gilding in addition to a deep antique finish.
Each coin is packed in a beautiful wood case and delivers with a thematic dust jacket, numbered certificate of authenticity and a matching serial number etched on the rim of the coin.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to John of Patmos, at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a book or scroll in God’s right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses.
Though theologians and popular culture differ on the first Horseman, the four riders are often seen as symbolizing Conquest or Pestilence (and less frequently, the Christ or the Antichrist), War, Famine, and Death. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the Four Horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment. One reading ties the Four Horsemen to the history of the Roman Empire subsequent to the era in which the Book of Revelation was written. That is, they are a symbolic prophecy of the subsequent history of the Empire.
Low Mintage of just 500 coins worldwide.
High Relief Strike.
Fantastic Artwork on both obverse and reverse sides of the coin.
Uniform obverse throughout the series.
Serial Number engraved on rim with matching serial number.
Grade: High Relief, Antique Finish
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce
Diameter: 45 mm
Mint capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity