Mythical Creatures – Cerberus
The seventh silver coin of the Czech Mint from the Mythical Creatures series represents Cerberus.
Cerberus, the giant dog that in Greek mythology closely guarded the entrance to the underworld, came from a monstrous family. His parents were giants Typhon and Echidna, who was half woman and half serpent. Among his many siblings was the hydra, a reptilian creature with countless heads. Cerberus also had more than one head. Although various legends describe him in different ways, he is most commonly believed to have had three, symbolizing the past, present, and future. Cerberus’ jagged maw emitted poisonous breath and dripped venomous salivas. The hellhound also had a dragon’s tail and snakes writhing in his fur. Its incessant barking tormented everyone who heard it. Although Cerberus was immortal and invulnerable, few ancient heroes managed to defeat him – Heracles and Orpheus, for example.
Shows an angry barking monster with a spiked collar on the reverse side of the coin, accompanied by the English inscription CERBERUS. It is not without interest that the mintage does not have a classic coin frame – instead, the relief is surrounded by decorative Hellenistic ornaments that permeate the entire collecting cycle.
As the coins of the Czech Mint are published with the foreign license of the island of Niue, their obverse side bears the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 2 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.
Presented in a small coin box with an enclosed certificate of authenticity. A collector’s book is offered where you can store all twelve silver coins from the collection Mythical Creatures contact us if you would like us to get this in for you.