LEDA AND SWAN Peter Paul Rubens 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2014
A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz of pure silver 999 with 16 authentic swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands. Rubens was a flemish Baroque Painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality. The "Leda and the Swan", a story from Greek mythology, was one of his masterpieces. This coin depicts the painting Leda and the Swan, a story from Greek mythology, one of Dutch painter Peter Paul Rubens' masterworks. Rubens was a well known artist during the Baroque era. The reverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II profile. Peter Paul Rubens Pieter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 30 May 1640), was a Flemish Baroque Painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Altarpieces, portraits, landscapes and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England. Leda and the Swan Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces, or rapes, Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. The item "LEDA AND SWAN Peter Paul Rubens 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2014" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2015.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2014
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands