In ancient Greek mythology, Hera was worshipped as the Goddess of Women and Marriage, the Queen of the Olympians and the wife of Zeus, who was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus, and also her brother.
99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.
High Relief Hera Design with Antique Finish
The reverse of the coin depicts Hera wearing a polos crown, sitting on a throne in the Temple of Hera, holding her lotus staff in her left hand. Hera is pictured with a peacock and a lion. The design includes the inscription HERA, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish, which gives the coin an aged affect.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 2015 2oz Silver High Relief Coin.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
Prestigious Round Display Case
The coin is housed in a prestigious round wooden display case, with stunning detail on its lid and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
About the Series
Hera had the ability to bless and protect a woman’s marriage, bring her fertility, protect her children, and ensure she was financially secure. However, she was known for her vengeful and jealous nature, particularly toward her husband’s many lovers and their children, who she often punished. Despite her rage at his infidelities, Hera remained loyal and faithful to her husband, bearing three of his children, Hebe, Ares, and Hephaestos.
Historically, Hera was often depicted in a standing position, or seated on a throne with a polos crown on her head, holding a lotus staff. Her other symbols included a cuckoo, which was representative of her marriage to Zeus; a peacock, signifying immortality; and a pomegranate, symbolising fertility. The lion was also considered sacred to Hera.
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