Palau – 2015 – 10 Dollars – Mythical Creatures: Medusa

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This new Silver coin is the third in the beautiful “Mythical Creatures” series and features the Medusa.

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Issuing Country Palau
Year of Issue 2015
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique
Mintage 999
Scope of Delivery Box
Certificate

Description

This new Silver coin is the third in the beautiful “Mythical Creatures” series and features the Medusa, a human female with a hideous face and venomous snakes in place of hair. The snake inlay is made of marble and is handmade. The coin has 2 Ounces weight, an Antique Finish quality and is housed in a beautiful case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs.

Medusa was a monster, one of the Gorgon sisters and daughter of Phorkys and Keto, the children of Gaea (Earth) and Oceanus (Ocean). She had the face of an ugly woman with snakes instead of hair; anyone who looked into her eyes was immediately turned to stone. Her sisters were Sthenno and Euryale, but Medusa was the only mortal of the three. She was originally a golden-haired, fair maiden, who, as a priestess of Athena, was devoted to a life of celibacy; however, after being wooed by Poseidon and falling for him, she forgot her vows and married him. For this offence, she was punished by the goddess in a most terrible manner. Each wavy lock of the beautiful hair that had charmed her husband was changed into a venomous snake; her once gentle, love-inspiring eyes turned into blood-shot, furious orbs, which excited fear and disgust in the mind of the onlooker; whilst her former roseate hue and milk-white skin assumed a loathsome greenish tinge.