Gods of Ancient Greece: Zeus, Niue, 2013, 2oz

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ABOUT THE GODS OF ANCIENT GREECE – ZEUS COIN

This Gods of Ancient Greece Zeus coin is the first in a 5-coin new release series from New Zealand Mint. The design for this 2 oz rectangular Silver coin has been inspired by ancient sculpture, coins and architecture of the classical Ancient Greece. Zeus, ‘the cloud gatherer’, has been captured in a moment, seated in majesty, with his sceptre spreading thunderbolts across the sky.

REVERSE DESIGN

This high relief, rectangular coin, has been inspired by ancient sculpture, coins, vases and architecture, while also channelling classical and renaissance paintings of this iconic God of Ancient Greece. Zeus, ‘the cloud gatherer’, has been captured in a moment, seated in majesty, with his sceptre spreading thunderbolts across the sky. These elements, along with an eagle at his side, emphasize his divine status as the father of Gods and men. In the background, an Ancient Greek temple is set against a dramatic highly polished sky.

OBVERSE DESIGN

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

PACKAGING

The Gods of Ancient Greece Zeus 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is displayed inside a coin case imitating 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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