Victoria and Nike, 5 dollars, Series: Goddeses

Series:
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Specification
  • Issuer:
  • Producer:
    Mint of Poland
  • Denomination:
    5 dollars
  • Metal:
    Ag 999
  • Decoration:
    selective gilding, antique finish
  • Quality:
    standard
  • Size:
    45.00 mm
  • Weight:
    2 oz
  • Circulation:
    500 pcs
  • Date of issue:
    February 2018
Description

STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL GODDESSES – THE HEROINES OF THE NEWEST NUMISMATIC SERIES OF THE MINT OF POLAND

  • great gift idea
  • design kept in the convention of ancient Greek mythology
  • selective gilding
  • timeless antique finish decorative technique
  • high relief
  • minted in fine silver
     

THE GREEK GODDESS NIKE was a patron of athletes and warriors. In Ancient Greece, she was depicted as a beautiful winged woman holding an olive twig in her hand. Origins of her worship date back to the ancient Olympic
Games. Over time, Nike became a symbol of triumph appearing on monuments commemorating great military victories.

VICTORIA, THE ROMAN EQUIVALENT OF NIKE, was the epitome of success and military strength of the Roman Empire. Numerous temples were erected in honor of the beautiful goddess. The effigy of a winged young woman holding a laurel wreath in her hand was often used in applied arts of the Imperium Romanum, including ancient Roman coinage.

Design of the coin alludes to the Greek and Roman mythology. Intricate decorations will astound even the most demanding connoisseurs of numismatics.

Obverse

In the central part of the coin – effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below it – initials of the sculptor: IRB (Ian Rank-Broadley) and mint mark: m/w. Along the rim – inscriptions separated by decorative ornaments: 5 Dollars (face value), ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND (issuer) and 2018 (year of issue).

Reverse

In the central part of the coin – images of Goddesses: Victoria and Nike with their attributes. Victoria is depicted with a feather in her hand, which refers to her wings. Nike has a laurel wreath – the symbol of victory. Under the figures – decorative ornaments referring to ancient Greek art (Victoria) and ancient Roman art (Nike). On the top  inscription "Nike Victoria".