This amazing 3 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to Titan Atlas & the Hesperides the issue in the parallel series to the hit selling God series. Atlas is the Titan of endurance and astronomy. The Hesperides his daughters. Minted in 3 oz pure .999 silver on a 55 mm blank using Smartminting. It gives it an ultimate high relief and added a new special antique finish with dark highlights! Only 333 pcs are released worldwide.
Titan Atlas & the Hesperides
In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (the Roman equivalent being Hercules) and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be "King of Mauretania". Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself. Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Clymene. He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia.
The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful image of the Titan Atlas. The coin is full of details and is minted with a great precision. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “ Atlas” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “20 DOLLARS” – the face value, “COOK ISLANDS” - the issuing country and “2019” – the year of issue.
|Face Value||20 Dollars|
|Weight (g)||93.3 (3 oz)|