Gold 1/10oz coin Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Great Pyramid of Giza proof

Gold 1/10oz coin Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Great Pyramid of Giza proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
March 2021
Mintage
200 pcs
Price
7,490 CZK
exempt from VAT

Seven wonders of the ancient world

Two millennia have passed since the Greek writer Antipatros compiled a list of magnificent buildings in the Eastern Mediterranean. The cycle of the Czech Mint is dedicated to ancient monuments that have gone down in history as the seven wonders of the world. The first gold coin, weighing one tenth of an troy ounce, represents the pyramids of Giza.

The ancient Greeks traveled to
the tombs of Egyptian rulers like today's tourists. The pyramids were a mystery for them, as they were two thousand years older than the second oldest of the world's wonders - the Semiramidine hanging gardens. The pyramids then paradoxically became the only one of the seven wonders that has been preserved to this day. The Arabic saying states that everything in the world is afraid of time, but time is afraid of pyramids. Khufu's Great Pyramid, which was built of two million two-ton stone blocks, is the largest and most impressive of the gigantic pyramids. The complex, which stands in the city of Giza on the banks of the Nile, included a mysterious sphinx statue and three smaller pyramids that served as the tombs of Khufu's wives…

The reverse side of the coin, which was processed by the medal maker
Petra Brodská, DiS., presents the Great Pyramid in its current form, which reveals the individual stone steps (the building was originally lined with white polished limestone, which reflected the sun's rays). In the background there is another smaller tomb and in the foreground there is a detail of building blocks supplemented with an English inscription THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA. The obverse side, which is common to the whole cycle, then presents all seven wonders of the world - the Egyptian pyramids, the hanging gardens of Semiramis, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Feidius' statue of Zeus in Olympia, the Mausoleum in Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. As the coins of the Czech Mint are licensed by the island of Niue, their obverse sides bear a portrait and name of Queen Elizabeth II, a nominal value of 5 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.

Each coin is sealed in a special packaging.

Specifications

Code
75929-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
5 NZD
Author of the obverse
Petra Brodská, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Petra Brodská, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
3.11 g
Diameter
16 mm
Packaging
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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