Ancient gods have spawned a healthy new selection of numismatics over the last couple of years, featuring deities worshipped in ancient times. First choices are usually the Roman or Greek gods, but the Norse gods are far more interesting, and it seems many mints agree.
Struck by the masters at BH Mayer in Germany, undoubtedly one of the very best mints in the world from both a quality and a technical point, these series is dedicated to Gods of Norse mythology. Many high-relief coins, they have slight concavity to the reverse side, thus enhancing the coin's visual appeal. The artwork is very attractive and the written inscriptions are well integrated into the design, consistent and not excessive.
The traditional obverse of the Cook Islands coin features the portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscriptions: the Queen's name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year. The reverse of the coins is struck with an exceptional high relief technique that results in a stunning visual effect and remarkable design. THE COIN IS GRADED AS PERFECT FIRST RELEASE BY NGC AND ALSO COMES WITH MINT-ISSUED COA.
In Norse mythology, Sif is a goddess associated with earth. Sif is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. In both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Sif is the wife of the thunder god Thor and is known for her golden hair.
In the Prose Edda, Sif is named as the mother of the goddess Þrúðr by Thor and of Ullr with a father whose name is not recorded. The Prose Eddaalso recounts that Sif once had her hair shorn by Loki, and that Thor forced Loki to have a golden headpiece made for Sif, resulting in not only Sif's golden tresses but also five other objects for other gods. Scholars have proposed that Sif's hair may represent fields of golden wheat, that she may be associated with fertility, family, wedlock or that she is connected to rowan, and that there may be an allusion to her role or possibly her name in the Old English poem Beowulf. Sif's name means "relation by marriage". DON'T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS!
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