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Greek Myths - Oedipus and Sphinx $5 2oz Rhodium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Niue 2016

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Greek Myths - Oedipus and Sphinx $5 2oz .999 pure silver, selectively rhodium & partly gold plated coin.

First issue of the "Greek Myths" series, and is dedicated to Oedipus and the Sphinx of the greek mythology.

Very limited mintage to only 299 pieces worldwide. Will be shipped in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.

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Country :Niue
Year :2016
Face Value :5 Dollars
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :2 oz
Size :50.00 mm
Quality :Proof
Mintage :Only 299 pcs. worldwide
Series :Greek Myths
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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Oedipus meeting the Sphinx at the crossroads on his journey between Thebes and Delphi. Oedipus must answer the Sphinx's riddle correctly in order to pass. Failure means his own death and that of the besieged Thebans. The riddle was: "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night?". Oedipus answered: "Man: as an infant, he crawls on all fours; as an adult, he walks on two legs and; in old age, he uses a walking stick". Oedipus was the first to answer the riddle correctly and, having heard Oedipus' answer, the Sphinx was astounded and inexplicably killed herself by throwing herself into the sea. Oedipus thereby won the freedom of the Thebans, the kingdom of that city and a wife Jocasta, who it was later revealed was his mother.

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Greek Myths - Oedipus and Sphinx $5 2oz Rhodium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Niue 2016

Greek Myths - Oedipus and Sphinx $5 2oz Rhodium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Niue 2016

Greek Myths - Oedipus and Sphinx $5 2oz .999 pure silver, selectively rhodium & partly gold plated coin.

First issue of the "Greek Myths" series, and is dedicated to Oedipus and the Sphinx of the greek mythology.

Very limited mintage to only 299 pieces worldwide. Will be shipped in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.