Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, SAPPHO, 2017

GREEK CULTURE-LYRIC POETS-SAPPHO. Silver coin dedicated to Greek culture. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 2000 items in Proof Quality.

Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho wrote lyric poetry and is best known for her poems about love.

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Greece – 2 Euro, NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS, 2017 (coin card)

Commemorative 2 Euro 2017, 60 YEARS IN MEMORIAM OF NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS (1883-1957).

Universally recognised as a giant of modern Greek literature, Kazantzakis was nominated for the Nobel Prize in nine different years.

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France – 10 Euro Ag proof, VENUS OF MILO (GREECE), 2017

VENUS OF MILO (GREECE) 2017, 10 euro Silver coin. Proof quality. Ag 900/1000, diametre 37mm, weight 22,20g. Mintage 5,000 coins.

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans). It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following its discovery. From an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; earlier, it was mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered.

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Great Britain – Lion Silver Proof Coin 1 oz, 2017

The Lion of England 2017 UK. One Ounce Silver Proof Coin of 999 fine silver finished to Proof standard. Limited Edition Presentation: 8,500.

The Lion of England Queen’s Beast is the crowned golden lion of England which has been one of the supporters of the Royal Arms since the accession of James I in 1603. It is supporting a shield showing the Arms of the United Kingdom as they have been since Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. In the first and last quarters of the shield are the lions of England. The lion and treasure of Scotland appear in the second, and the harp of Ireland is in the third.

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Germany – 5 Euro, Tropical climate zone, 2017 (PROOF)

Germany, 5 euro collectors’ coin with a red polymer ring, “Tropical climate zone”. The coin will be the first in a five-part series, “Climate zones of the Earth” (2017-2021) one to be issued per year), and is thus thematically linked to the first innovative 5 euro coin “Planet Earth” (a global premiere with its translucent, coloured polymer ring), which was issued in April 2016.

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Italy – 2 Euro, SAN MARCO VENEZIA, 2017 (PROOF)

 

Italy, 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to 400 years of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, mintage 8.000 coins.
Saint Mark’s Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge’s Palace. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city’s cathedral since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, formerly at San Pietro di Castello.