The Cyclops were one-eyed giants that were among the mightiest creatures of Ancient Greek, and later, Roman mythology. Whether the bestowers of Zeus’ Thunderbolt, the simple shepherds met by Odysseus, or the builders of the impressive stone walls at Mycenae, the Cyclops definitely left their mark on the world.
This impressive Mint of Poland two ounce silver coins features one of these one-eyed behemoths in gorgeous high relief. Bearing a rather demonic design, the Cyclops on this 99.9% pure silver issue looks somewhat reminiscent of the stop-motion character appearing in a famous 1950’s fantasy film! Classic!