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Niue 2020 – Twelve Labours of Hercules – Erymanthian Boar – $5 silver coin 2 oz

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This is the fourth coin in the exclusive series called “Twelve Labours of Hercules” and it is dedicated to the fabled Erymanthian Boar.

The 2 oz High Relief Pure silver coin is finished in an antique finish and rimless with selective mat gold gilding.

Each coin is packed in a beautiful wood case with a colorful graphic dust jacket and has a numbered certificate of authenticity from the Mint of Poland.

In Greek mythology, the Erymanthian boar was an enormous mythical creature with foaming jaws that took the form of a shaggy boar. It was an Erymanthian boar that lived in the glens of Lampeia beside the vast marsh of Erymanthus. It would emerge from the thick-wooded heights of Erymanthus” to “harry the groves of Arcady” and abuse the land of Psophis.

The fourth labour of Heracles was to bring the Erymanthian boar alive to Eurystheus in Mycenae. To capture the boar, Heracles first chased the boar with shouts and then drove the exhausted animal into deep snow. He trapped it, bound it in chains and returned with the boar on his left shoulder. He cast it down in the entrance to the assembly of the Mycenaeans, thus completing his fourth labour. When the king [Eurystheus] saw him carrying the boar on his shoulders, he was terrified and hid himself in a bronze vessel.

Additional information

Weight 0.26 kg
Country

Niue

Year

2020

Face Value

$5

Metal

Silver 999

Finish

Antique

Condition

24k gilded

Weight

2 oz/62.20g

Diameter

45mm

Certificate

Yes

Box

Yes

Mintage

500 pcs.

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