- Mintage Limit ONLY - 500 pcs
- Each coin in set is struck from 2 oz of pure silver
- Coin with unique shape
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation Case
This stunning silver piece is the second coin in the new Ancient Myths series covering the hugely popular topic of the ancient world. Struck from 2 oz silver 999 in high relief, the 50 mm coin is enhanced with a special weapon insert made out of brass with jewellery spikes. With the limited mintage of 500 pieces worldwide, each coin is numbered and comes housed in a special wooden box with a numbered CoA inside.
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being “part man and part bull”. The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. “Minotaur” was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of “inotaur” as a common noun to refer to members of a generic species of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction.