Mythical Creatures: Minotaur - 2018 2oz Proof Fine Silver High Relief with Antique Finish Coin
- 2018 2oz Proof Fine Silver Ultra High Relief £4 with Antique Finish
- Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
- Issue: 650
- Presented in a unique acrylic box with a sleeve certifying the authenticity
Following on from the success of the first coin in the series featuring The Siren, the second coin continues to illustrate another of the famous myths known the world over. This stunning series of five 2oz Fine Silver coins has been produced in High Relief with each coin being Antique Finished by hand bringing the amazing featured characters to life.
Designed to thrill, entertain and inspire the listeners, the ancient Myths contain morals which teach different virtues: love, courage, self-reliance and strength. They also teach that vices such as jealousy, greed, treachery and greed have consequences.
The second coin in the series features The Minotaur. A further three coins will be released to add to this series featuring The Hydra, The Centaur and Medusa. The design on the coin shows the Minotaur in battle with the hero Theseus. The intricate labyrinth in which the Minotaur dwelt can be seen in the background.Show more
The myth of the Minotaur and Theseus is one of the most fascinating myths of Greek mythology. The Minotaur, the son of Queen Pasiphone and a bull sent by the Greek God, Zeus, was half man and half bull. As the King was so ashamed of this monster, he hid him in a specially constructed labyrinth which was so complicated that no one could ever find the way out alive. Theseus decided to go to kill the Minotaur in order to end the human sacrifices that were made each year. Having entered the labyrinth, unravelling thread as he went, Theseus was not only able to slay the Minotaur but also find his way out of the maze.
|Government||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|Coin Effect||High Relief Coins|
|Metal||2oz Proof Fine 999. Silver Ultra High Relief £4|
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