2014 Austria Silver The Golden Age of Saturn (Kalendermedaille)

2014 Austria Silver The Golden Age of Saturn (Kalendermedaille)

Saturn gives people the willingness to work hard on yourself. This self-knowledge and inner freedom are obtained. Saturn represents concentration, order and clarity, he is diligent, loyal, follows his calling and sticks to his goals. This medal is minted in .900 silver and contains 0.677 ounces of silver.

In Greek mythology, Cronus ( Saturn in Latin ) of the supreme God and comes from the family of the Titans . He castrated his father with a sickle to come to power. Lest the same fate overtakes him , he devours all his children . Only Zeus escaped by a ruse and revenge in the wake his siblings. Zeus banished the father who fled to Latium , and there have to be an old ruler thrives . Kronos so impressed the Golden Age and teaches people to agriculture . In memory of him , the Romans celebrated the Saturnalia year. At these festivals all class distinctions are abolished and the rulers use their slaves .

Saturn holding a scythe in one hand and in the other an hourglass as a symbol of transience. As night house Saturn ruled Capricorn , which is located at the left edge medal . Behind the stars twinkle in the sky. Beautifully structured demonstrates the second medal page: the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Saturn dominates as a night house, surrounded by calendar 2014, with all Sundays and public holidays.

This coin comes in a blister pack featuring information in German and English.

In 1194, Richard the Lionheart paid 12 tons of Silver to Duke Leopold V of Austria to secure his freedom from a year of incarceration. This act unintentionally laid the foundation for the Austrian Mint, as Duke Leopold had coins struck from Richard the Lionheart’s ransom. In doing so, Leopold set in motion more than 800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents.

The Vienna Mint was originally situated near Hoher Merkt and later at various locations in Vienna. Since the first half of the 19th century, the mint has been housed in Heumarkt in central Vienna, where coins are still struck to this day. Minting facilities opened throughout Austria until 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed and the Vienna Principal Mint became the singular minting facility. In 1989, the name officially changed to the Austrian Mint and became a subsidiary of the Austrian National Bank.

One of the Austrian Mint’s most recognized coins is the Maria Teresa Thaler, which is not simply a famous Silver coin, but one that boasts the greatest number minted. Another prime example of the mint’s international success is the Gold Philharmonic, one of the most popular Gold bullion coins worldwide. The Gold Philharmonic has played a vital role in developing the Austrian Mint into a highly successful company. The Austrian Mint’s beautifully crafted coins are minted in the heart of Vienna and are sought after by investors and collectors around the world.

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