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World of Hunting - Mouflon $2 1/2oz .925 silver coin.
Coin in a "World of Hunting" series from Cook Islands. Dedicated to the mouflon hunting. Partially coloured coin.
Mintage: 2,500 pieces worldwide. With Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Country :||Cook Islands|
|Face Value :||2 Dollars|
|Metal :||.925 Silver|
|Weight :||1/2 oz|
|Size :||35.00 mm|
|Mintage :||2,500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||World of Hunting|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Wooden Box :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
Even prehistoric man of the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic age) went hunting regularly. Hunting provided them with a food source and supplied them with valuable animal by-products such as fur, bones and sinews.
Advanced ancient civilisations revered divini-ties related to hunting, for example the Greek goddess Artemis or the Roman goddess Diana. In the Catholic Church, Saint Hubertus is regarded as the patron saint of hunting.
Nowadays hunters take on other responsibilities. The main aim of hunting is to care for diverse species. This includes feeding game during winter, when foraging is much more diffcult. But also population control of wildlife is of utmost importance to avoid damage to forestry and agriculture.
Mouflon are wild sheep found throughout Eurasia and some Mediterranean islands. They are closely related to domestic sheep. Males, or rams, show the characteristic spiraled horns that can grow up to 85 cm, while females have small or no horns at all.
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