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ACROPOLIS Hologram Athens Parthenon Silver Coin 2$ Solomon Islands 2016


This beautiful Silver coin is the second in the series “Hologram Collection” and features the Parthenon, a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece. This is a particular coin because a part of the Parthenon is recreated with a new Hologram Technique, in pure Silver and Proof quality. Limited mintage at only 3.000 pieces worldwide!

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The Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is the rocky remains of an ancient Greek city, located at the top of a hill overlooking the current city of Athens, Greece. Although it is believed that its location was inhabited in the 4th millennium BC, construction of its buildings began circa 460 - 429 BC. Some of its most notable buildings include the Propylaia, the Parthenon, and the Athena Nike. Although some of the buildings, including the Parthenon were damaged in 1687 during the Morean War, the site was designated the European Cultural Heritage List's preeminent monument in 2007. The Acropolis of Athens is located on a flat rock surface approximately 490 feet above sea level, covering approximately 7.4 acres of land.
Artifacts have been discovered dating back to the Neolithic Era, providing evidence of the first inhabitants of the Acropolis of Athens location. In the 1200s a wall was built around the hill to protect the king and inhabitants close to his own dwelling. The 9-gate wall built around the spring known as Clepsydra was built during the Dark Ages. The wall was known as Enneapylon. The Acropolis of Athens became known as a sacred place following the construction of the temple “Athena Polias” in the 6th century BC. The sacred temple 'Athena Polias' is also referred to as “Bluebeard temple”. During the Peisistratos rule another sacred temple was built, called the Old Temple, or “Archaios Naos”.

  • CountrySolomon Islands
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Size (mm)27 x 47
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)3.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of this Silver coin depicts the Parthenon, a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece. The coin is very special thanks to a Hologram Technique, that recreates the entire Parthenon. All details are made very well with ionic architectural features, eight columns at either end ("octastyle") and seventeen on the sides. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: "The Acropolis". On the bottom of the coin: “Athens”. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value – “2 Dollars”, the issue country – “Solomon Islands” and the issue year – “2016”.