2016 Niue GREECE Imperial Art 2oz Silver Coin
The great Imperial Art Series is enriched with another image of the ancient world - Greece. On this two ounce oxidized coin, the Greek architecture admired to this day is shown. One of the central parts we see is a bust of Plato - an outstanding Greek philosopher. The reverse is dominated by the Parthenon. This building was built in the years 442 - 432 BC on the initiative of Pericles. In 434 BC was dedicated to the goddess Atenie.
Behind the Parthenon is the Acropolis, one of the most famous hills in the world. The focal point of the coin is a gate stone in a beautiful, azure color, which is associated with the paradise beaches of Greece. It gives the oxidized coin an incredible lightness and perfectly mixes with the Hellenistic architecture. The Imperial Art is a series of beautiful and extremely carefully made coin, the theme of which is art, architecture and the achievements of the oldest civilizations in history.
Reverse: The Parthenon on the Acropolis. In the background, the Athenian Acropolis. On the right side, a stone insert is surrounded by the famous caryatids from the portico of the Erechtheum.
Obverse: A Bust of Plato. Reconstruction of the interior of the Parthenon. Queen Elizabeth II whose image embodies one of the greatest empires in history - the British Empire.