Presenting a new 2 oz coin from the Celestial Beauty series – this coin is dedicated to the myth of Andromeda and the Sea Monster.
Andromeda is the daughter of the Ethiopian king Cepheus and Cassiopeia in Greek mythology. Once Cassiopeia boasted that she surpassed Nereids in beauty, and then the angry goddesses turned to Poseidon with a plea for revenge, and he sent a Sea Monster like a gigantic fish. It surfaced from the depths of the sea and devastated the possessions of Cepheus. The realm of Cepheus was filled with groans and weeping. Then he turned to the oracle and asked how he could get rid of this misfortune. The oracle gave the following answer: "Give your daughter Andromeda to be torn to pieces by the monster, and then the punishment of Poseidon will end." The inhabitants of the country forced the king to make this sacrifice. Andromeda, chained to a cliff, was left to be torn apart by a Sea Monster. Perseus, who was returning after killing the Gorgon Medusa, saw the girl chained to a rock and saved her.
We are sure that this coin will surely interest fans of Greek mythology.
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|Cameroon||50 mm||2000 francs|
|High relief||Ag 999||500|
|Antique finish||62.2 g||2022|