Gods of Ancient Greece: Athena, Niue, 2014, 2oz


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About the Gods of Ancient Greece – Athena

Gods of Ancient Greece – Athena is the third in a 5-coin series from New Zealand Mint. The design for this 2 oz rectangular Silver coin has been inspired by classical Greek art, sculpture and architecture. In Greek mythology, Athena was the Goddess of Wisdom, Courage, Civilization, Law, and Justice. In addition, she was renowned as the God of Just Warfare, of Mathematics, and the Arts.

Reverse Design

This high relief, rectangular coin, channels classical and renaissance paintings and sculptures of this iconic God of Ancient Greece. The Goddess Athena is classically engraved standing, as records say she once was depicted in Phidias’ gold and ivory statue, which once stood in the Parthenon. Wearing a full length gown and armour, with her helmet raised high on her forehead and a spear in her hand, Athena symbolises truth and justice.

Obverse Design

This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The Gods of Ancient Greece – Athena 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is displayed inside a coin case styled on a classic Greek temple of the Ionic order. The set of 5 ‘Gods of Ancient Greece’ coins are designed to line up to represent an Ancient Greek temple. The coin title is Gold foiled on the attractive marblesque outer case.

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