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- Limited mintage of 1,000 coins.
- Contains 0.25 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- APMEXclusive® worldwide.
- Designed by Joel Iskowitz.
- Coin is packaged in a display box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Features the depiction of Queen Elizabeth II, date and face value.
- Reverse: Hera is depicted riding in a chariot pulled by peacocks. Hera's hair blows in the wind as she flies through the clouds with one hand gripping the reins and the other grasping a scepter, suggesting her status as queen. A pet peacock sits perched on the side.
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Collect the newest release in the APMEXclusive® The Goddesses series by adding the 1/4 oz Gold Hera and the Peacock coin to your cart today!
Learn more about The Goddesses series here.
Hera and the Peacock
Hera was the older sister and spouse of Zeus, and she was worshiped as the goddess of lawful marriage, family and childbirth. She was also respected as a protector of moms and infants. Hera was highly revered in Greece, and temples were built to her in Argos and Salmos. Her spouse, Zeus, had many extra-marital dalliances, which made her furious and vengeful toward him and his mistresses. Her fury became just as renowned as her beauty among both humans and immortals. Hera was known as Juno in ancient Roman religion, and the cuckoo and peacock are associated with her. Since the Renaissance, Hera has been depicted riding in a chariot pulled by peacocks, further emphasizing the connection.
Zeus fell in love with Io, one of Hera's priestesses, according to a myth told by Ovid. Enraged at Zeus' affections for her, Hera transformed Io into a cow and gave her to Argus, her all-seeing giant with 100 eyes, to watch over her. Zeus pitied Io, and Hermes, his messenger, was sent to execute Argus and rescue her. Hera had seen it coming, and before Hermes could hypnotize and murder Argus, she removed a hundred eyes from the monster's body and placed them on the tail of a peacock in gratitude for her devoted servant.
The Goddesses Series
The Goddesses series from the East India Company is now available exclusively from APMEX and comes with stunning designs. Joel Iskowitz created this newest collection. This series examines how Greek and Norse goddesses are still known and observed in contemporary civilizations. The teachings and knowledge presented in these fables are ageless, which is why they're still being told today. The first release features Hera and the Peacock, and is available in this .9999 fine, 1/4 oz Gold BU size, as well as 1 oz Silver, 5 oz Silver and 1 oz Gold.
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