Cameroon – 2023 – 2000 Francs – Leda and Swan

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Issuing Country Cameroon
Year of Issue 2023
Face Value 2000 Francs CFA
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antiqued
Mintage 500 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
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Description

In Greek mythology, Leda and the Swan is a tale of divine seduction and its consequential offspring. Leda, the mortal queen of Sparta, became the object of Zeus’s desire. The chief god, known for his amorous escapades, assumed the form of a swan to approach Leda in disguise. Deceived by Zeus’s guise, Leda succumbed to his advances, resulting in her conceiving two sets of twins: Castor and Pollux, the sons of her mortal husband Tyndareus, and Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra, fathered by Zeus. This myth is rich with symbolism, representing the mingling of mortal and divine realms, as well as the consequences of such interactions. The union of Leda and the Swan is often depicted in art, literature, and poetry, capturing the allure and complexity of desire, power, and destiny. Despite the myth’s ancient origins, its themes of passion, betrayal, and the interplay between mortal and immortal realms continue to resonate in contemporary culture, offering insights into the complexities of human nature and the enduring allure of mythological storytelling.