Cook Islands – 2019 – 20 Dollars – Titans ATLAS

 699.95

Titan Atlas & the Hesperides is the issue in the parallel series to the hitselling God series. Atlas is the Titan of endurance and astronomy. The Hesperides his daughters. Minted in 3oz pure .999 silver on a 55mm blank using Smartminting. It gives it an ultimate high relief and added a new special antique finish with dark highlights! Only 333 pcs are released worldwide.

In stock (can be backordered)

Issuing Country Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2019
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 3oz / 93.3 grams
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique
Mintage  333 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Certificate
Special features High relief with smartminting

Description

Titan Atlas & the Hesperides is the issue in the parallel series to the hitselling God series. Atlas is the Titan of endurance and astronomy. The Hesperides his daughters. Minted in 3oz pure .999 silver on a 55mm blank using Smartminting. It gives it an ultimate high relief and added a new special antique finish with dark highlights! Only 333 pcs are released worldwide.

In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (the Roman equivalent being Hercules) and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be “King of Mauretania”. Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself. Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Clymene. He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia.