Gold ducat K. J. Erben, Kytice - The Golden Spinning-Wheel stand

Gold ducat K. J. Erben, Kytice - The Golden Spinning-Wheel stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
October 2021
500 pcs

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

The Bouquet

The sixth gold ducat from the seven-part cycle inspired by the Karel Jaromír Erben's Bouquet is dedicated to a poem called The Golden Spinning Wheel.

At first glance, the ballad
The Golden Spinning Wheel looks like a classic fairy tale - not unlike the one about Cinderella. There is a simple girl with whom the king falls in love, and an envious family that wants to usurp her happiness for itself... National revivalists, however, saw in the verses a similarity with the Czech struggle against oppression. While they thought that Dora represents our nation, her stepmother and half-sister personify the Habsburg monarchy. Nothing will stop the cruel women - not even murder to prevent Dora's marriage to the king, who symbolises Czech sovereignty. Fortunately, there is a righteous old man - or a devoted patriot - whose living water and truthful spinning wheel thwart the evil plans...

The author of the obverse side of the ducat is
Mgr. Petr Horák. The fairytale composition presents a woman spinner at a spinning wheel and a magnificent royal castle. The reverse side, which is the work of MgA. Jan Hásko and which is common to the whole series, then bears a rich puget, which, alongside various flowers, hides a human skull.

The ducat is set in a special packaging which includes
a complete poem. The collection of seven ducats can then be stored in a collector's box.


Collectors set
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
MgA. Jan Hásek
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
3.49 g
20 mm
Czech Mint