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This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the new “Gods of Olympus” series and it’s dedicated to Zeus, the God of the sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods. The coin features an incredible Rose Gold plated relief of Zeus, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pieces worldwide!
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Availability date: 05/22/2017
Thousands of years ago many people believed in a god named Zeus. He was considered to be the god of the sky and weather and his image appeared on most Greek coins. The people of Greece worshipped this idol as their god. Zeus became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Phidias, a famous Greek sculptor and his laborers carved a giant statue of Zeus in a special workshop behind the temple. It was made entirely of ivory and gold (Chryselephantine). When finished it sat in the temple on an elaborate throne along with sculptures and paintings of Greek myths and legends. Zeus was the most celebrated statue of ancient times because of its greatness, charm and worth. Zeus was the supreme god and ruler of Olympus. He was known by many titles: Lord of the Sky, the Cloud- gatherer, the Rain-god and Zeus the Thunderer, all of which show which force of nature was considered to be the most important in Ancient World - rain. In most other mythologies the "ruler-god" was usually associated with the sun, but in Greece the climate is hot and dry making rain the scarce, life-giving force.
The reverse of the coin depicts Zeus, the god of lightning with his shield and thunderbolt, ready to hurl his anger at anyone who dares challenge him. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: “ZEUS” – the name of the coin. On the left, the inscription: “GODS OF OLYMPUS” – the name of the series. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On top of the rim, the inscriptions: “NIUE ISLAND” – the issue country and “2017” – the year of issue. All around the effigy, the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “FIVE DOLLARS” – the face value and “Ag 999” – the fineness of the Silver.