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1 oz Gold - 7 Wonders of the World: Temple of Artemis

1 oz Gold - 7 Wonders of the World: Temple of Artemis

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are among the most famous landmarks in human history. The fourth release in this APMEXclusive® series highlights the Temple of Artemis in an extremely limited mintage of only 77 rounds worldwide.

Round Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Gold.
  • APMEXclusive® series.
  • Limited mintage of 77 rounds.
  • Rounds come in special gift tin with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Edge mark displays weight and purity, unique to a bullion round.
  • Obverse: Showcases the ancient Temple of Artemis, a massive structure built to honor the Greek goddess of nature, wildlife and childbirth.
  • Reverse: Features an effigy of Alexander the Great, heralded as one of the greatest kings to ever reign. The round carries a denomination of 1 Stater.
Display your Seven Wonders of the Ancient World coins in a glass top wood presentation box, made to fit four coins securely.

Continue your collection of the Seven Wonders series with this Temple of Artemis 1 oz Gold round today!

The Temple of Artemis
One of the Seven Wonders of the World is the Temple of Artemis, also known as the Temple of Artemesium. It was located in Ephesus, which is now western Turkey. The Temple of Artemis was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient depiction of the goddess Artemis.

Around 550 BCE, Croesus, the king of Lydia, built the magnificent temple, which was subsequently destroyed by a lunatic named Herostratus in 356 BCE. The Artemesium was remarkable not just for its enormous size, which was 350 by 180 feet (about 110 by 55 meters), but also for the amazing artistic works of art that were on display within. According to legend, on the same day that the temple burned down, Alexander the Great was born. Artemis herself was so focused on his birth that she was unable to rescue her temple. Alexander offered to pay to restore the vast temple as an adult, but since he was considered a deity by some, his generous offer was declined.

The Temple of Artemis was home to a number of renowned Greek artists' sculptures. The temple also housed works by Polyclitus, Pheidias, Cresilas and Phradmon, as well as bright paintings and gilded columns inlaid with Gold and Silver. There were many sculptors competing to make the greatest statue. The Amazons, who are said to have established Ephesus, were frequently represented in these works.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
APMEX is excited to present the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World series, which will include seven coins each with a mintage of just 7,777 Silver and 77 Gold worldwide. Each release will include Silver and Gold rounds with beautiful images of a mystical wonder of the ancient world as well as a depiction of a historical figure pertinent to the period and denomination.


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