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- Limited mintage of 1,000 coins.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- APMEXclusive® worldwide.
- Designed by Joel Iskowitz.
- Coin comes in a display box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Showcases a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, date and face value.
- Reverse: Depicts Hera riding in a chariot pulled by peacocks. Her hair is flowing in the wind as they sail through the clouds with one hand holding the reins and the other stretched out and pointing a scepter, denoting her role as queen. A pet peacock sits perched next to her.
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Hera and the Peacock
Hera was the sister and wife of Zeus, and she was revered as the goddess of lawful marriage, family and childbirth. She was also regarded as the protector of women and children. She was revered in Greece and had temples built to her in Argos and Salmos. Her husband Zeus had numerous affairs, which made her furious and vengeful toward him and his mistresses, and her fury became as famous as her beauty among both mortals and immortals. The cuckoo and peacock are linked to her, and in ancient Roman religion, she was known as Juno. Since the Renaissance, Hera has been portrayed riding in a chariot driven by peacocks, cementing the relationship.
Hera became enraged with Zeus for having fallen in love with one of her priestesses, Io, according to Ovid. Hera made Io into a cow and gave her to Argus, her all-seeing giant with 100 eyes, to watch over her. To save her, Zeus sent Hermes to kill Argus. Before Hermes could hypnotize and murder Argus, Hera snipped off a hundred eyes from the beast's body and implanted them on the tail of a peacock, who became her loyal servant.
The Goddesses Series
APMEX is pleased to introduce our new APMEXclusive® series from the East India Company: The Goddesses Series. This newest collection was designed by Joel Iskowitz and will examine the relevance of goddesses from ancient Greek and Norse mythology to contemporary civilizations. The myths surrounding each mythical character continue to teach and convey important messages, which is why these stories are still re-told today. The first release features Hera and the Peacock, and is available in this .999 fine 5 oz Silver BU size, as well as 1 oz Silver, 1 oz Gold and 1/4 oz Gold.
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