Following on from the impressive Thor's Hammer issue – Mjolnir! – is this coin, the Shield of Athena: Aegis, this coin is minted in ultra-high relief on a piedfort 2oz blank and finished with an antiquing process.
The Aegis, as stated in the Iliad, is carried by Athena and Zeus, but its nature is uncertain. It had been interpreted as an animal skin or a shield, perhaps bearing the snake-haired head of a Gorgon...
Struck in unbelievably high quality, the Gorgon’s head takes centre-place here on this 2oz silver coin. Issued as a double thickness Piedfort coin to allow for MAXIMUM relief, one needs only look at the images o this page to see the amazing beauty of the coin.
Also available: The first coin in the series, Mjolnir. CLICK HERE for more information.