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Ancient mythology on modern coins

Started by ghipszky, July 09, 2008, 04:19:37 PM

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Danzig 25G 1930.jpg

Danzig, 25 Gulden, 1930.  Neptune.


The Neptune on the coin was inspired by the Neptune Fountain,, set up about 400 years ago.

It can be found on the Long Market (Długi Targ), a historical square in downtown Gdańsk.
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Barbados 1973, 10 dollar collector coin.

Neptune and a dolphin fish - not to be confused with a dolphin, the mammal. This fish is known as a lampuka in Malta and a dorado in South Africa.
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#47
Greece 20D 1930.jpg

Greece, 20 drachmai, 1930. 

Neptune - more usually known as Poseidon in Greek mythology.
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#48
Greece 10D 1930.jpg

Greece, 10 drachmai, 1930.  Demeter, goddess of the harvest.
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#49
Greece 20L 1912.jpg

Greece, 20 lepta, 1912.  Athena, goddess of wisdom.
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#50
Greece 20L 1926.jpg

Greece, 20 lepta, 1926.  Athena, goddess of wisdom.
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Cyprus, 50 cents, 1994.  The abduction of Europa.  The god Zeus appears in the form of a bull.
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Cyprus, 50 cents, 1985.  Tree nymph.  FAO issue: International Year of the Forest.
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Gibraltar 5 pounds 1988.jpg

Gibraltar, 5 pounds, 1988.     N# 38752.

The mythical pillars of Hercules.
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