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This is the seventh Silver coin in the beautiful series “Norse Gods” and features the wife of the major god Odin – Frigg. The coin is minted with an exceptional High Relief technique, in Antique Finish quality and 2 Ounces weight. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 05/20/2016
Frigg sometimes Anglicized as “Frigga”, is the highest-ranking of the Aesir goddesses. She’s the wife of Odin, the chief of the gods, and the mother of Baldur. Strangely for a goddess of her high position, the surviving primary sources on Norse mythology give only sparse and casual accounts of anything related to her personality, deeds, or other attributes. The specifics they do discuss, however, are not unique to Frigg, but are instead shared by both her and Freya, a goddess who belongs to both the Aesir and the Vanir tribes of deities. From these similarities, combined with the two goddesses’ mutual evolution from the earlier Germanic goddess Frija, we can see that Frigg and Freya were only nominally distinct figures by the late Viking Age, when our sources were recorded, and that these two figures, who had formerly been the same deity, were still practically the same personage in everything but name.
The coin's reverse depicts Frigg, the goddess of love and fertility, but also the wife of Odin, dressed in a cloak of hank, in this way she can fly with Odin. On the top of the coin, the inscription: "NORSE GODS" and on bottom "FRIGG" – the name of the coin. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, the issue year: “2016”, the face value: “10 Dollars” and the issue country: “Cook Islands”.