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 – 10 Euro Silver Proof, Hippocrates of Kos, 2013

Silver coin dedicated to Greek culture, Hippocrates of Kos, the Physician, 2013. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 1,000 items in Proof Quality.

The obverse features a portrait of Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), while the reverse features Asclepius healing patients. Hippocrates of Kos is regarded as the father of Western medicine for basing the art of healing on rational principles and liberating it from divine causality and superstition. Continue reading

Greece – 200 Euro Gold Proof, Hippocrates of Kos, 2013

Gold coin 200 Euro dedicated to Greek culture, Hippocrates of Kos, the Physician, 2013. Au 916.7 – weight 7.99g – diametre 22.10mm. Μintage 1.200 items in Proof Quality.

The obverse features a portrait of Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), while the reverse features Asclepius healing patients. Continue reading

Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, Sophocles, 2013

Sophocles, silver coin dedicated to Greek culture, 2013. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 1,000 items in Proof Quality.

Sophocles (Greek: Σοφοκλῆς, c. 496 BC – winter 406 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived (the others being Aeschylus and Euripides). Continue reading