Cook Islands – 2019 – 10 Dollars – Winged Sandals of Hermes, Talaria
The mythology series continues with the Sandals of Hermes. The Talaria. Just 999 pieces in ultra high relief Smartminting.
In stock (can be backordered)
|Issuing Country||Cook Islands|
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Face Value||10 Dollars|
|Weight||2 oz / 62.2 gram|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||Piedford blank, smartminting|
The mythology series continues with a 3rd issue dedicated to the Winged Sandals of Hermes: Talaria. Minted in ultra high relief on a piedfort 2oz blank and finished in antique. Detailed like never seen before on such a relief. Just 999 pieces are issued in pure silver.
Talaria are winged sandals, a symbol of the Greek messenger god Hermes (Roman equivalent Mercury). They were said to be made by the god Hephaestus of imperishable gold and they flew the god as swift as any bird. The name is from the Latin talaria, neuter plural of talaris, “of the ankle”.