SERPENT OF MILAN 2020 Samoa 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin
SERPENT OF MILAN 2020 Samoa 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin: based on an emblem used by an Italian city-state a millennium ago. The Biscione is a striking heraldic symbol that depicts an azure serpent, often said to be a viper of some form, consuming a human, usually a child. The symbol became associated with the Italian city of Milan when the Visconti family took control of it. It remains linked to the city today and is used by both the car maker Alfa Romeo, and the cities legendary football team, Inter Milan.
The coin sensibly features the snake eating a child symbol in isolation, not including any other elements that would tie it to a specific usage. That doesn’t mean it sits in isolation on the coin. The border is made up of patterned layers, one of which looks like the scales on the back of a dragon. It’s certainly a busy piece. Issued for Samoa, the obverse carries their shield emblem along with the usual issue and composition inscriptions. (Source: AgAuNews)
This features the Samoan shield emblem, denomination, year date and metal fineness.
Limited to a very low 2,000 pieces, this antiqued bullion coin comes with a capsule.