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Eternal Sculptures - Cupid and Psyche $10 2oz .999 silver coin.
First issue of the new series “Eternal Sculptures” and is dedicated to a love story, originally from Metamorphoses, and well known sculpture - Cupid and Psyche. For the first time, a coin has two-sides. Marble effect, has unbelievable details on the high relief surface and a Black Proof quality.
Mintage: only 999 pcs. worldwide.
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|Face Value :||10 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 999 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Eternal Sculptures|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Cupid and Psyche is a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass), written in the 2nd century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (or Platonicus). It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche and Cupid or Amor and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage. Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story's Neoplatonic elements and allusions to mystery religions accommodate multiple interpretations, and it has been analyzed as an allegory and in light of folktale, Marchen or fairy tale, and myth. Since the rediscovery of Apuleius's novel in the Renaissance, the reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper.
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