COLOSSUS OF NERO Holo Vision Colosseum Hologram 3 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Niue 2016

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This beautiful Silver coin features the statue of Emperor Nero and the Colosseum, an amphitheater in the center of the city Rome, in Italy. It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. This is a particular coin because a part of Ancient Colosseum and the statue of Emperor Nero are recreated with a new Hologram Technique. Limited mintage of only 500 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Niue
Year 2016
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz)
Diameter (mm) 65
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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The Colosseum
It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre because it was built during the Flavian dynasty. It got the name Colosseum because of a statue that was located alongside the amphitheatre called ‘the colossus of Nero'. Construction began in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian. Titus, Vespasian's son and successor completed the construction in 81 AD. It took only 9 years to build. Even today, construction of a stadium that size would be difficult to build in only 9 years. It took 60,000 Jewish slaves to build the Colosseum. It was built of stone and concrete. Domitian, Vespasian's youngest son, made modifications to the amphitheatre during his reign from 81-96 AD. He built underground tunnels to hold slaves and animals. He also built a gallery to the top for additional seating. Several different events were held in the Colosseum including gladiator contests, mock battles and animal hunts, and dramas that were based on Classical mythology. If they held a mock sea battle they flooded the Colosseum with water. There were also re-enactments of famous battles and executions held in the amphitheatre. The amphitheatre was used for entertainment for 390 years. During this time more than 400,000 people died inside the Colosseum. It's also estimated that about 1,000,000 animals died in the Colosseum as well.

 
Design

The coin's reverse depicts the Colosseum and the bronze statue Colossus of Nero, in the left side of the reverse. The coin is very special thanks to a Holographic Technique, that recreates the entire Colosseum with the ancient part. All the details are visible: the arcades, the windows and the columns. In the top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Rome” and “Holo Vision”. On the bottom of the coin: “The Colossus of Nero” and “2016”. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value: “5 Dollars”, the issue country: “Niue Islands” and again the issue year: “2016”.

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