MEDUSA Amulet of Power 8 Oz Silver Coin 15$ Niue 2019

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This beautiful 8 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to one of the most famous and fascinating personalities of the Greek mythology - Medusa. The coin features a stunning shape that reproduces the head of Medusa, has a High Relief minting, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of 499 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Niue
Year 2019
Face Value 15 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 250
Size (mm) 77 x 78
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 499
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Medusa
In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her face would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, though the author Hyginus makes her the daughter of Gorgon and Ceto. According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, she lived and died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BCE novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth, as part of their religion. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the incredibly detailed and high relief image of the face of Medusa. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by a beautiful mosaic motif and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “15 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2019” - the issue year and “NIUE ISLANDS” - the issuing country.

 
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