This wonderful Silver coin is the First release in the “Dark Beauties” series, dedicated to some of the most important personalities in mythology. In this edition - Cassandra. The coin has a beautiful relief, has a wonderful Vintage Print, in an Antique Finish quality.
Cassandra or Kassandra (Ancient Greek: Κασσάνδρα, pronounced [kas̚sándra], also Κασάνδρα), also known as Alexandra, was a daughter of King Priam and of Queen Hecuba of Troy in Greek mythology. Cassandra was cursed to utter prophecies which were true but which no one believed. A common version of her story relates how, in an effort to seduce her, Apollo gave her the power of prophecy. When she refused him, he spat into her mouth to inflict a curse that nobody would ever believe her prophecies. Another version has her falling asleep in a temple, where snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she could hear the future. Cassandra became a figure of epic tradition and of tragedy. In modern usage her name is employed as a rhetorical device to indicate someone whose accurate prophecies are not believed by those around them.
The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful profile of Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and of Queen Hecuba of Troy with a wonderful blue shaded colorization. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE” – the issuing country, “TWO DOLLARS” – the face value and “2018” – the year of issue.
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