Ghana – 2020 – 5 Cedis – Hygieia Salus Goddesses of Health

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Issuing Country Ghana
Year of Issue 2020
Face Value 5 Cedis
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 50 grams
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique
Mintage 500 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features


This coin opens a new impressive series that is called “Goddesses of Health”.
Hygieia was the goddess of health, cleanliness, and hygiene. Salus, in Roman
religion, the goddess of safety and welfare, later identified with the Greek
Hygieia. As well as on this coin, she was regularly represented as Hygieia, with
patera and sacred snake, and with ears of grain, symbolizing prosperity. The
bowl represents a medicinal potion, and the snake represents healing.
However, decorations on the coin will attract not only ancient mythology
lovers but also the most demanding connoisseurs of numismatics. The digital
printing technique greatly illustrates the goddess, emphasizing the smallest
details of this unique coin.