This coin is dedicated to the Notable queens of the Amazons are Penthesilea, who participated in the Trojan War, and her sister Hippolyta, whose magical girdle, given to her by her father Ares, was the object of one of the labours of Heracles. Diodorus mentions that the Amazons traveled from Libya under Queen Myrina. Amazon warriors were often depicted in battle with Greek warriors in amazonomachies in classical art.
- Pure Silver with Antique Finish
- Rimless, ultra-high-relief
- Selective Gold plating application
- Amazon’s sword, has a wood inlaid shield
- Limited mintage 555 pcs
In Greek mythology, the Amazons were a tribe of warrior women related to the Scythians and Sarmatians, both of whom are considered Iranian peoples. Apollonius Rhodius, in his Argonautica, mentions that the Amazons were the daughters of Ares and Harmonia (a nymph of the Akmonian Wood), that they were brutal and aggressive, and their main concern in life was war. Lysias, Isocrates, Philostratus the Elder also say that their father was Ares.
The obverse has some subtle customisation from the base effigy/inscription layout, but nothing as fundamental as we’ve seen elsewhere in different series. There appear to be hints towards the back of the shield the lead Amazon warrior is carrying. Obviously, the coin will come in a box with a certificate of authenticity, and the mintage has been set at 555 pieces. We seem to say this every time, but for us, this is yet another entrant into a genre that has few equals in modern numismatics.
|Weight (g)||2 oz (62.2 grams)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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