Palau – 2016 – 10 Dollars – Mythical Creatures: Minotaur

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This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the fourth release in the “Mythical Creatures” series and depicts the famous Minotaur.

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Issuing Country Palau
Year of Issue 2016
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique
Mintage 999
Scope of Delivery Box
Certificate

Description

This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the fourth release in the “Mythical Creatures” series and depicts the famous Minotaur, the monstrous creature locked up in the labyrinth of Knossos. The coin has an incredible High Relief thanks to the Smartminting technology, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs worldwide.

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being “part man and part bull”. The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. “Minotaur” was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of “minotaur” as a common noun to refer to members of a generic species of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction.