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Crystal Art II - Mysteries of Wawel $2 2oz .999 pure silver & crystal, antique finish.
The second Crystal Art coin, decorated with a crystal glass insert. This issue features the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral in Cracow, Poland. The excellent decoration makes it a very peace of art, the minuteness of detail makes it quite simply unique!
Mintage: 999 pcs. worldwide. Prestigious box.
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|Face Value :||2 Dollars|
|Metal :||Pure silver .999|
|Weight :||2 oz|
|Size :||50.00 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 999 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Crystal Art|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Wawel is a fortified architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestone outcrop on the left bank of the Vistula river in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above the sea level.
The complex consists of many buildings and fortifications; the largest and best known of these are Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral which is the Basilica of St Stanisław and St Wacław).
From this early period of the Wawel's history originates the popular and enduring Polish myth of the Wawel dragon. Today, it is commemorated on the lower slopes of the Wawel Hill where by the river, is a modern fire-breathing metal statue of the dragon. The statue is sited in front of Smocza Jama, one of the limestone caves scattered over the hill. The dragon, Smok Wawelski, was a mystical beast which supposedly terrorised the local community, eating their sheep and local virgins, before (according to one version) being heroically slain by Krakus, a Polish prince, who legend relates founded the city of Kraków and built his palace above the slain dragon's lair. The oldest known literary reference to the Wawel dragon comes from 12th century, in the work by Wincenty Kadłubek.
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