ARTEMIS – itGoddesess – 2019 2 oz Pure Silver High Relief Antique Finish Coin – Selective Gold Gilding – Niue
New series highlighting dedicated to the most influential female characters in the pantheons of old.
Artemis is depicted emerging from the forest with a pack of hounds. In her hand is an ornate bow which has been highlighted with gilding. A stag sits in the background, surrounded by a forest of trees, realised with a very impressive level of relief and detail. Even the border is beautifully integrated into the design without detriment.
The obverse has a pair of patterned borders around the usual effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo, was goddess of chastity, hunting, wild animals, forests, childbirth, and fertility. Convincing her father to grant her wishes, Artemis desired to remain forever chaste and unmarried and always to be equipped for hunting. The goddess was also associated with the moon and was the patron of young women, particularly brides-to-be, who dedicated their toys to her as symbolic of the transition to full adulthood and the assumption of a wife’s responsibilities.
The silver coin has an antique finish with selective 24K Gold plating and the shield has a wooden inlay,
Issuing Year: 2019
Face Value: 5 Dollars
Metal: .999 Silver
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 2 oz
Condition: Antique Finish
Special Features: Selective Gold Plating