Niue – 2018 – 2 Dollars – Poseidon God of the Sea
This marvellous 2 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the astonishing “Gods” series, dedicated to Poseidon, the God of the sea.
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Face Value||2 Dollars|
|Weight||2 oz / 62.2 gr.|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
This marvellous 2 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the astonishing “Gods” series, dedicated to Poseidon, the God of the sea. The coin presents wonderful and detailed Ultra High Reliefs, has a selective Gold plating, has an Antique Finish and comes in a wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide!
Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth. He was god of the Sea and other waters; of earthquakes; and of horses. In pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, he was venerated as a chief deity at Pylos and Thebes. Poseidon was protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies. In Homer’s Iliad, Poseidon supports the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War. In the Odyssey, during the sea-voyage from Troy back home to Ithaca, the Greek hero Odysseus provokes Poseidon’s fury by blinding his son the Cyclops Polyphemus, resulting in Poseidon punishing him with storms, the complete loss of his ship and companions, and a ten-year delay. Poseidon is also the subject of a Homeric hymn. In Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, the island of Atlantis was Poseidon’s domain. His Roman equivalent is Neptune.