THE PARTHENON OF THE ACROPOLIS Holographic Proof Silver Coin
Ancient Glory – The Hologram Collection 2nd in Series
The Parthenon of the Acropolis in Athens: The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Athens, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC.
It is the most important surviving building of Classic Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. It’s decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek Art.
The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and western civilization, and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Mintage: 1000
- Size: 47 x 17 mm
- Weight: 31.1 g
- Certificate of Authenticity: Yes
- Issuing Mint: PAMP for Modern Numismatics International
The reverse of this holographic coin recreates the Parthenon as it was in Ancient Greece via holographic imaging that is transposed upon what remains of the structure in present time. The detail captures ionic architectural features, eight columns at either end (“octastyle”) and seventeen on the sides. The the inscription: “The Acropolis” lies on the top of the coin, while the bottom pronounces “Athens”.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of Solomon Islands, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
Attractively boxed with accompanying certificate of authenticity.