The roots of astrology lie in the idea that an individual’s character and fate is somehow linked to the arrangement of the stars, Sun and Moon at the time of their birth. The ancient Babylonians identified 12 different patterns of stars through which the Sun appeared to travel. Later, respected Greek astronomer Ptolemy codified many astrological concepts, attributing a name derived from Greek or Roman mythology to each constellation in the ‘zodiac’ (meaning circle of little animals). A horoscope interprets a chart of the heavens at a precise point in time – such as someone’s birthdate - to explain aspects of their personality and predict future events.
Stunning Artistry Design
The coin’s reverse portrays original artistry of each zodiac sign in colour: Aries the ram; Taurus the bull; Gemini the twins; Cancer the crab; Leo the lion; Virgo the maiden; Libra the scales; Scorpio the scorpion; Sagittarius the centaur; Capricorn the goat; Aquarius the water bearer; and Pisces the fish.
Each figure is enclosed within sinuous patterns suggestive of the art nouveau style. These and other antiqued elements on the reverse are inscribed with the name of each star sign and its pictogram. At the heart of the design is a stylised motif representing the Sun, the Moon and stars.
Classic Display Package
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this stunning coin is housed in a classic display case within a stylishly illustrated shipper.