This new Silver coin is the third in the beautiful “Mythical Creatures” series and features the Medusa, a human female with a hideous face and venomous snakes in place of hair. The snake inlay is made of marble and is handmade. The coin has 2 Ounces weight, an Antique Finish quality and is housed in a beautiful case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs.
Daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, Medusa was the most famous of the Gorgon sisters. Female, winged, ugly, and with hair formed of poisonous snakes, Medusa is one of the most iconic monsters in Greek mythology. The only one of the three Gorgon sisters to be mortal (the immortal others were Sthenno and Euryale), anyone who looked into her eyes was turned instantly to stone.
Said by Hesiod in his Theogeny to have lived on the island of Sarpedon, somehere near Cisthene, Herodotus placed the Gorgons in Libya where he said the original myth began with the Berber religion. In the myth she was said to have been a beautiful, golden-haired maiden, a priestess of Athena living a life of celibacy. She was wooed by the god Poseidon and forgetting her vows, married him. Athena punished her by turning her hair into venomous snakes, her eyes into a blood-shot stare, and her skin into a harsh greenish parody of its former beauty.
Seeing herself, Medusa fled, to wander Africa, dreaded and shunned by all. She became a hateful creature that matched her looks, until killed by the Greek hero Perseus who beheaded her. Perseus used her head to turn his enemies into stone until he gave it to Athena to place on her shield.
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 2 Oz
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage 999 pcs
Finish Proof Antique Finish
Presentation Case YES
- 10 Dollars
- Année / Période et Variation
- 2015 Mythical Creatures - Medusa 2 Oz
- Métal précieux
- Neuf (jamais mis en circulation)