Hera had the ability to bless and protect a woman’s marriage, bring her fertility, protect her children, and ensure she was financially secure. However, she was known for her vengeful and jealous nature, particularly toward her husband’s many lovers and their children, who she often punished. Despite her rage at his infidelities, Hera remained loyal and faithful to her husband, bearing three of his children, Hebe, Ares, and Hephaestos.
Historically, Hera was often depicted in a standing position, or seated on a throne with a polos crown on her head, holding a lotus staff. Her other symbols included a cuckoo, which was representative of her marriage to Zeus; a peacock, signifying immortality; and a pomegranate, symbolising fertility. The lion was also considered sacred to Hera.
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* Certified NGC PF70 First Releases.
* Struck from 2 ounces of 99.9% pure Proof Silver.
* First coin of the new series.
* The 2015 Silver 2 oz. Hera has a limited mintage of only 2,000!
In ancient Greek mythology, Hera was worshipped as the Goddess of Women and Marriage, the Queen of the Olympians and the wife of Zeus, who was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus, and also her brother.
The reverse of the coin depicts Hera wearing a polos crown, sitting on a throne in the Temple of Hera, holding her lotus staff in her left hand. Hera is pictured with a peacock and a lion. The design includes the inscription HERA, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish, which gives the coin an aged affect.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The coin is housed in a prestigious round wooden display case, with stunning detail on its lid and packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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