Shield of Athena - Aegis

Silver coin from the Cook Islands
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Shield of Athena - Aegis

Silver coin from the Cook Islands
  • Item Number:
    28301
  • Material:
    Silver
  • Purity:
    .999
  • Quality:
    Antique finish
  • Net Weight:
    2 oz
  • Diameter (mm):
    38.61
  • Issuing country:
    Cook Islands
  • Year:
    2018
  • Package Content:
    Coin in plastic capsule, box and coin certificate
  • Design / Mint:
    CIT Coin Invest Trust AG / B.H. Mayer
  • Coin Value:
    10 Dollars
  • Max. Mintage:
    999
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  • 163.70 USD
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  • Economy: 5.80 USD
  • Priority: 13.60 USD
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Minted in ultra high relief on a piedfort 2oz blank and finished in antique. Coin with details never seen before on such a relief. Only 999 pieces are issued in pure silver
The aegis, as stated in the Iliad, is an object carried by Athena and Zeus, but its nature is uncertain. It had been interpreted as an animal skin or a shield, sometimes bearing the head of a Gorgon. There might be a connection with a deity named Aex or Aix, a daughter of Helios and a nurse of Zeus or alternatively a mistress of Zeus.

The aegis of Athena is referred to in several places in the Iliad. 'It produced a sound as from a myriad roaring dragons and was borne by Athena in battle... and among them went bright-eyed Athene, holding the precious aegis which is ageless and immortal: a hundred tassels of pure gold hang fluttering from it, tight-woven each of them, and each the worth of a hundred oxen.'

Numiscollect item number: CK1803

Key Features:

Ultra High Relief