This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the Ancient Myths series and depicts the famous Minotaur, the monstrous creature locked up in the labyrinth of Knossos. The coin has an incredible High Relief, has a weapon insert made of Brass, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in an wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pcs worldwide! The reverse of the coin depicts the monstrous Minotaur fighting against Teseo, in the intricate corridors of the labyrinth. On top of the reverse, the inscription: MINOTAUR the name of the creature and of the coin.
The obverse of the coin depicts Teseo standing in a corridor of the labyrinth, looking for the Minotaur. On top of the obverse, the inscription: ANCIENT MYTHS the name of the series. The left side of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all around the effigy, the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, 5 DOLLARS the face value, Ag 999 the fineness of the Silver, 2017 the year of issue and NIUE the issue country.
Minotaur In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being part man and part bull. The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.
Minotaur was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of minotaur as a common noun to refer to members of a generic species of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction. The item "MINOTAUR Ancient Myths 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Niue 2017" is in sale since Friday, May 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific".
The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.