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Second issue of "Legends and Myths 2". The series features the great mythological figures, presented through reverse proof double high relief minting. This coin depicts the Centaur.
Mintage limited to 1.500 pieces worldwide. With luxury box and COA.
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|Country :||Solomon Islands|
|Face Value :||5 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2 oz|
|Size :||40 mm|
|Quality :||Reverse Proof|
|Mintage :||1,500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Second Legends and Myths|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
A centaur, or occasionally hippocentaur, is a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. The centaurs were usually said to have been born of Ixion and Nephele (the cloud made in the image of Hera). Another version, however, makes them children of a certain Centaurus, who mated with the Magnesian mares. This Centaurus was either himself the son of Ixion and Nephele (inserting an additional generation) or of Apollo and Stilbe, daughter of the river god Peneus. In the later version of the story his twin brother was Lapithes, ancestor of the Lapiths, thus making the two warring peoples cousins. Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia. Another tribe of centaurs was said to have lived on Cyprus. According to Nonnus, they were fathered by Zeus, who, in frustration after Aphrodite had eluded him, spilled his seed on the ground of that land. Unlike those of mainland Greece, the Cyprian centaurs were horned.
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