2019 Niue $5 Nine Worthies - Hector of Troy 2oz Silver Coin
First described in medieval times, The Nine Worthies are nine historical, scriptural and legendary characters that demonstrate the ideals of chivalry. Probably originating within Jacques de Longuyon’s book, “The Vows of the Peacock”, in 1312 the list was made up of three distinct groups Pagans, Jews, and Christians. Among the Worthies named were Alexander the Great, David (that slew Goliath), and King Arthur. But the first of the nine was the Pagan, Hector of Troy…
The Champion of Troy, a Prince of the mighty city, and a man who fell honourably to Achilles, Hector was known for his great love and showed noble behaviour as a leader during the Trojan War.
Struck with a new minting technique, called “Bi-Metal Plus” that combines 11.5oz of copper in between two layers of fine silver, the result is this MASSIVE, 80mm, ultra high relief beauty! Mintage just 500 pieces.