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EPIDAURUS Greek History of Theatre 3 Oz Silver Coin 7$ Niue 2016


This amazing Silver coin is the first issue in the new series “History of Theatre” and features the Great Theatre of Epidaurus, in ancient Greece. This huge coin is minted in Ultra High Relief, has an Antique Finish quality, 3 Ounces weight and will be shipped in a special case, along with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pcs worldwide!

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Availability date: 12/15/2016

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Theatre of Epidaurus
The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is situated within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese. It is a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens. Epidaurus was independent of Argos and not included in Argolis until the time of the Romans. With its supporting territory, it formed the small territory called Epidauria. Reputed to be founded by or named for the Argolid Epidaurus, and to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary situated about five miles (8 km) from the town, as well as its theater, which is once again in use today. The cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC, when the older hill-top sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas was no longer spacious enough. The asclepeion at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured. To find out the right cure for their ailments, they spent a night in the enkoimeteria, a big sleeping hall. In their dreams, the god himself would advise them what they had to do to regain their health. Within the sanctuary there was a guest house with 160 guestrooms. There are also mineral springs in the vicinity, which may have been used in healing.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value7 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin presents the Great Greek Theatre – Epidaurus. The coin is impressive thanks to the incredible details, ultra-high relief and his concave shape. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “Epidaurus Greek Theater” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “7 Dollars” - the face value, “Niue” – the issue country and “2016” – the issue year. On the background of the obverse, a pattern with greek women silhouettes.