ZHANG GUOLAO The Immortal Eight 2 Oz Silver Coin Niue 2022
ZHANG GUOLAO was s strong believer in the magic of necromancy, he declared that he was a Grand Minister to the mythical Emperor Yao in his previous life. Zhang had a love for wine and winemaking. Other members of the Eight Immortals drank his wine, which they believed to have healing or medicinal properties.
The reverse depicts Zhang Guolao riding his white mule looking backwards, which is how he is usually depicted, riding along the mountain roads, visiting villages. With his right hand he ties up his long beard and with his right hand he his left arm he holds his emblem, a bamboo drum in the shape of a tube with two iron rods or mallets representing immortality. In the sky three herons can be seen at different distances and in the background part of the residence of the gods.
The obverse depicts another part of the residence of the gods and several herons, from the farthest to the nearest, which always accompany the eight immortals, and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
|Date of issue:||2022|
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