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DESIGN GUIDE Goddesses of Olympus – Athena 2015 2oz Silver High Relief Coin

June 2, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The third and final coin from the highly sought-after Goddesses of Olympus 2oz Silver High Relief Coin Series portrays Athena. Featuring another superb design by Tom Vaughan, the coin’s intricate detailing is struck in high relief with an ‘antiqued’ finish. Here we present a guide to themes and motifs explored on the reverse.

α Athena Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom, patron deity of Athens. She also represented courage, strength, inspiration, law, justice, civilisation, arts, crafts and literature
β Shield portraying the gorgon Medusa’s head, which was given to… Full article at the source>  Source: Perth Mint Blog
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