2017 Poseidon Tokelau 1 oz Proof Silver Bullion Coin.
Poseidon, father of Pegasus and God of the Sea is depicted in this stunning design from Tokelau. Minted to the highest proof quality, Poseidon is shown emerging from the waves on his chariot pulled by two beautiful horses. His trident is defiantly raised to the sky where a lightening bolt is seen between the clouds.
Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth. He was god of the Sea and other waters; of earthquakes; and of horses. In pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, he was venerated as a chief deity at Pylos and Thebes. Poseidon was protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies. In Homer’s Iliad, Poseidon supports the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War. In the Odyssey, during the sea-voyage from Troy back home to Ithaca, the Greek hero Odysseus provokes Poseidon’s fury by blinding his son the Cyclops Polyphemus, resulting in Poseidon punishing him with storms, the complete loss of his ship and companions, and a ten-year delay. Poseidon is also the subject of a Homeric hymn. In Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, the island of Atlantis was Poseidon’s domain. His Roman equivalent is Neptune.
With a limited issue of only 1,000 coins, this spectacular silver piece bearing this legendary Greek God is an excellent addition to any Collection.
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This Coin is supplied with a display case, plastic capsule and a certificate of authentisty.