2019 2 oz Cook Islands Mythology Series - Winged Sandals of Hermes - Talaria Ultra High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin
The mythology series continues with a 3rd issue dedicated to the Winged Sandals of Hermes: Talaria. Minted in ultra-high relief on a piedfort 2oz blank and finished in antique. Detailed like never seen before on such a relief. Just 999 pieces are issued in pure silver.
Talaria are winged sandals, a symbol of the Greek messenger god Hermes (Roman equivalent Mercury). They were said to be made by the god Hephaestus of imperishable gold and they flew the god as swift as any bird. The name is from the Latin talaria, neuter plural of talaris, "of the ankle".
- Highly detailed coin
- Ultra high relief - smartminting
- Piedfort 2oz blank
- Low mintage
- Iconic famous motive