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1oz, Ασήμι, Germania_&_Britannia, Germania MInt,2019
1oz, Ασήμι, Germania_&_Britannia, Germania MInt,20191oz, Ασήμι, Germania_&_Britannia, Germania MInt,2019

1oz, Ασήμι, Germania_&_Britannia, Germania Mint, 2019

CODE: GM-02-2019

49.00

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Finally, we proudly present the full design of the reverse of the Britannia & Germania 2019 coin. For The Allegories we have created a fictional coat of arms, which will be minted on all coins from this series. This is our interpretation of Germania’s crest. The symbolism included in this design represents the moral principles and noble values, which are relevant till today. Because Germania is a historical land and has never been an official country, we decided to create our own interpretation o its coat of arms. The crowned shield has been divided into four parts, from which each has a traditional meaning, precisely defined by heraldry.

In the top left corner of the crest there is the Germania Mint’s Bicephalous eagle - a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus, the god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, the patron of contracts and alliances. Heads facing the opposite symbolize the past and the future. Right upper corner is decorated with a check pattern that refers to wisdom and prudence - every good sovereign should be distinguished by these character traits.

 On the left bottom corner of the shield there are three flowers on a gold ribbon. They hide three values determining a strong and independent nation - unity, integrity and freedom. On the right bottom corner of the crest a wild boar appears - a very popular and respectful animal in Roman Empire, which is a symbol of mightiness and power. At least three famous Roman legions are known to have had a boar as their emblem - Legio I Italica, Legio X Fretensis and Legio XX Valeria Victrix.

All 3 versions of The Britannia & Germania 2019 (1 oz, 2 oz, 3 oz) will be available at the turn of May and June 2019.

 

Ασήμι (Silver)
999
1 ουγγιά
38.61 χιλ/mm
(?)
2019
5 Μαρκα/5 Marks
(?)
Λαμπερό Ακυκλοφόρητο (BU)
25.000

Type the characters you see in the picture above.

In the Western world, the first feminine personifications of nations were usually majestic manifestations of values considered to characterize the communities of given countries or regions. Many of these visualizations came from the image of Athena and took the Latin names of the ancient Roman provinces, such as Germania, Polonia, Britania and Italia. But why are the names of both countries and their personifications feminine? For millennia, women have been seen as a weaker sex, that should show submission to men. Why national impersonations are women then? There is no unambiguous answer to these questions. It is assumed, however, that people have always identified their homeland with their mother – the first source of food, care and love. Probably that is why terms such as “mother Earth” or “homeland” have found a permanent place both in mass consciousness and in the commonly used language. And although in the overwhelming majority it is still mainly men who are the world leaders, people in times of trial, such as wars or disasters, symbolically turn to the “mother of the nation” for protection and favor. Treating the country as a metaphor of home and family, nations have always identified their countries with maternal protection, which provided them with a sense of security and community.

Wishing to pay a tribute to them, we created a series of coins called “The Allegories”, with which we want to celebrate the extraordinary figures of “mothers of nations”, that for centuries have encouraged people in the hardest moments of human history. Thus, for the first time in the history of numismatics, on the following coins of the “The Allegories” series, Germania “will meet” with legendary national personifications in symbolic circumstances.

 
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